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VOL. XLVIII, NO. 2 



NEW YORK CITY, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1917 



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PRICE, TEN CENTS 




VARIETY 




that have been tried and found true — NOT son gs that have been boosted in a music publisher's 
office by professional boosters --NOT songs th at have been boosted from the tail end of a truck 
by professional boosters — but REAL songs that have been TRIED OUT in REAL theatres on 
REAL audiences and pronounced REAL songs by the REAL judge, THE PUBLIC. 



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A REAL "RIOT" SONG 



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The song everybody is talking about. Get the catch lines. 



A REAL "MOTHER" SONG 

It's a Long Way Backto Mother's Knee 



Without a doubt the greatest ballad ever written. 



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A REAL "WAR*^ SONG 



A song that will appeal to any audience. 



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A REAL SEMI HIGH CLASS BALLAD 



1* Before the World 

A beautiful song poem. A wonderful melody published in three keys. 



A REAL "SOUTHERN" SONG 



The "Southern'* song that is sweeping the country. 



A REAL "RIDICULOUS" SONG 



TheOld Gray Mare 

You'll laugh yourself sick. .^^ 



A REAL ••DIXIE" SONG 



HawaiianTunes in Dixie 



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VOL. XLVIII, No. 2 



NEW YORK CITY, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1917 



PRICE TEN CENTwS 



RESTRICTED TERRITORY BAN 
REMOVED FOR THE HRST TIME 



Maurice Goodman, Keith Counsel, Successfully Argues Be- 
fore City Board of Appeal, Which Grants Permission to 
Build Fordham Theatre Within Restricted Zone. 
May Open Way for Many Others. 



A decidedly important theatrical 
building question was neatly solved 
Tuesday of this week when Maurice 
Goodman, attorney for the Keith in- 
terests, appeared before the City Board 
of Appeals at a hearing held in the 
Municipal Building, and successfully 
argued for a permit to continue the 
construction of the Keith theatre 
planned for the corner of Fordham 
road and Valentine avenue. 

Tiie building came under the ban of 
the zone law which went into effect 
about a year ago, and which threatened 
to make the property valueless for the- 
atrical purposes, all applications for an 
appeal from the automatic condemna- 
tion of the building being denied here- 
tofore, the same "Zone" law having 
held up the erection of the new B. S. 
Moss theatre at 181st street and Broad- 
way, and the theatre scheduled to be 
built by one Kaister, an architect, at 
94th street and Broadway. 

The Board of Appeals granted a final 
hearing Tuesday, attended by Kaister 
(in his own interests), Mr. Goodman 
and E. F. Albee in the interests of the 
Fordham road project. B. S. Moss was 
out of town, and not represented. 

Mr. Kaister made the initial plea, but 
Goodman, after a short survey of the 
situation, finally convincing the gather- 
ing the Keith theatre should be passed, 
and this was accordingly done. The 
board consists of six members in all, 
including Fire Chief Kenlon, the Super- 
intendent of Buildings, and four lay- 
men, including an architect, builder, 
contractor and civil engineer. Whether 
Goodman's success will lift the ban on 
the other two sites is problematical. 
There are a large number of picture 
theatres being held up by the same 
law, and these may now look for some 
relief. 

The Keith theatre -will r.crupy a cor- 
'?'?i..5.ite iO^'^20(». on v/hich a liousc 
seating 2,500 will be erected, stores 
and an office building completing the 
structure. 

\Yhen completed it will play a pol- 
icy of pop vaudeville, with admission 
based on the pop scale. The nearest 



opposition is Fox's Crotona, Trcmont 
avenue and 177th street. 



TRENCH HEROES IN ACT. 

"The Shrapnel Dodgers" is the title 
of the first vaudeville act to carry vet- 
erans of the present war, the cast be- 
ing composed of three Canadians who 
have been in active trench service since 
Sept. 14, 1914. 

The turn was originally composed of 
four soldiers, but one has been forced 
to return to a military hospital to un- 
dergo treatments for injuries sustained 
in action 

The cast includes Sgt. Major Parker, 
Sgt. Blake and Sgt. Johnson. It is 
being broken in around the Middle 
West. 



TRAINED HORSE IN PARLOR. 

Among the acts new to vaudeville 
this season is one from Calilornia con* 
taining a trained horse, "Beauty," that 
performs in a parlor set upon the stage. 

A part of the parlor equipment is a 
piano, utilized by a young woman in 
the turn. It is owned by Bert Cuther- 
bert. who is the trainer of the horse. 

William L. Lykens has the booking 
direction. ^ 



RUSSELL-TEMPLETON TURN. 

Pittsburgh, Sept. 5. 

There has been advanced a reason 
for Lillian Russell and Fay Templeton 
to appear in vaudeville together. The 
reason is a large salary. 

Both of the stars live here, and are 
reported to have been in communica- 
tion, but the consummation of the in- 
tended "two-act" is looked upon as 
doubtful. 

Each has headlined vaudeville pro- 
grams of recent seasons. 



Billy Sunday Trying Los Angeles. 

Los Angeles, Sept. 5. 
Billy Sunday began an eight weeks' 
'drive on sin here Sunday, more than 
.v.). 000 oersons crnwdin^r xho J.~t''nnd 
Avenue Pavil ion for the matinee. 

Watch 
Oat 
For 
ELSIE 
WHITE 

"The Plainclothea Girl" 



SHUBERFS PALACE, CHICAGO. 

It is reported the Shuberts have 
leased the Palace, Chicago, for a num- 
ber of years, .final arrangements and 
rental agreements having been ac- 
cepted in the Windy City at the time 
"The Show of Wonders" was- com- 
pleting a record breaking run at the 
Palace during the summer. 

Tenancy will not pass, however, un- 
til next May, when a Winter Garden 
show will enter the Palace for the 
fourth summer's run. 

But vaudeville will then cease defi- 
nitely during the life of the rental. The 
house is owned by Mort and Will 
Singer, Martin Beck and Herman Fehr. 

The leasing of the Palace gives color 
to the report that the Statelake, Chi- 
cago's new Loop theatre, which will 
be completed in about one year, will 
house Orpheum vaudeville. The se- 
curing of the Palace will give the Shu- 
berts a . firmer foothold in Chicago, 
four houses, since it is understood th( 
new Woods theatre there will be given 
them for booking. At present the 
Shuberts book but two Chicago houses. 
Garrick and Princess. 



"OVER THERE" ROYALTY. 

George M. Cohan's first royalty 
statement on his war song, "Over 
There," is said to be $21,000. 

It took him ten minutes to write the 
words and music. 

The William Jerome Co. publishes 
the song, as it does all of Mr. Co- 
han's musical compositions. 



JOAN SAWYER AGAIN IN. 

Baltimore, Sept. 5. 

Next week at the Maryland will be 
two acts new to vaudeville for this 
season. It is unusual for a provincial 
theatre to have that many on one pro- 
gram. 

The acts are "The Neglected Wife," 
by Roi Cooper Megrue, played by 
Yvonne Garrick and a company. The 
other turn is Joan Sawyer, who re- 
turns to vaudeville with her former 
dancing partner, George Harcourt. 



FIRST RETURN TO N. Y. 

So far, only one show that opened 
this season has returned to Broadway. 
John Cort's "Flora Bella" finding the 
weather against it on its early tour of 
New England, the show closing in 
Vermont. 



LASKY BACKING THEATRE? 

Los Angeles, Sept. 5. 

It is reported Jesse Lasky is the 
backer of a Little theatre project in 
this city to be under the management 
of Frank Egan, at present here. 

The latter has obtained a lease on the 
Little theatre, Pico and Figueroa 
streets, which is to house a company 
along the same lines as that which was 
maintained at the Princess in New York 
several years ago with Holbrook Blinn 
as the star. 

There is a possibility that Holbrook 
Blinn and Emilie Polini may head the 
local company. 

EXTENDING FREE ADMISSIONS. 

Buffalo, Sept. 5. 

The Central Park theatre, the nearest 
picture house to the 74th Infantry camp 
at Kenilworth, is going the downtown 
houses one better in that any man in 
uniform can bring women friends irito 
the house without paying admission. 

A number of other houses admitted 
soldiers free for a while, but discon- 
tinued it. 

The Central Park will continue the 
practice until the boys leave. 



NEWARK PRICES UP. 

advanced a little. The Lyric and 
Proclor'.s have tilted their top price, 
the former now charging 10, 20, 30, in- 
stead of 10. 15. 25, while some of the 
orchestra seats at the latter are now 
75c instead of 50. 



HOLDING ONTO CHORUS MAN. 

Chicago, Sept. 5. 

There was a bit of a scrap over a 
chorus man here last week, the serv- 
ices of Harry Murray of "You're in 
Love" being acceptable to two other 
shows. Murray, who has played in 
stock and who once successfully con- 
ducted a society dancing school in 
Elmira, N. Y., applied for the juvenile 
lead in "Make Yourself a^ Home." He 
was accepted, but upon complaint of 
the "Love" management, no contract 
was given him. 

Murray later applied for general un- 
derstudy for "Oh, Boy," and again ob- 
jection from the Hammerstein man- 
agement "crabbed" his efforts. He is 
accredited with being exceptional, 
even though now in the chorus. 



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OPENING FOR LYCEUM ARTISTS. 

Chicago, Sept. 5. 
Booking agents here continue to com- 
lain about the claimed act shortage, 
t is believed by some more concert 
and lyceum artists will be in vaude- 
ville this year than ever before, in an 
effort to maintain the standard of the 
bills. 

This may work out as a quasi-solu- 
tion, since clever musicians are always 
welcome to a certain percentage of 
v.inclevillc audiences. 



$40,000 FOR 20 STORIES. 

According to report, the "Saturday 
Evening Post" has ofTered Montague 
Glass $40,000 for another serial of 20 
"Potash & Perlmutter" stories. 



CABLES 




London, Aug. 25. 
Doris Joel, daughter of S. B. Joel, 
the Ktiyion^ire, has written the libretto 
for a new musical comedy revue for 
which Max Darewski will write the 
music and that Harry Day will produce 
at a West End theatre. 



"Carminetta," successfully playing at 
the Prince of Wales theatre, is a se- 
quel to "Carmen." Escamillo, the fiery 
toreador, has retired from the ring and 
has grown fat as the proprietor of a 
bar at Gibraltar, and congratulates 
kimself on his escape from Carmen; 
while Carminetta, the daughter of Car- 
men and Don Jose, if a cabaret artist 
with her mother's temperament. In the 
part Delysia is given unusual scope for 
the display of her talents. 

* 

C. B. Cochran has arranged an inter- 
esting collaboration between "Rip," the 
wittiest of French revue writers, and 
Cosmo Gordon Lennox. The result of 
their efforts will be a revue for the 
Ambassador later. 

Reports from the provinces with re- 
gard to business are good. Apart from 
such plays as "Damaged Goods," 
"Ghosts," etc., with their catchpenny 
advertisements "for adults only," the 
most successful plays are those of sen- 
timental charm, "A Kiss for Cinderella," 
"Daddy Longlegs," and "Peg o* My 
Heart." 



Miss Fryer Tennyson Jesse, who col- 
laborated with Capt. H. M. Harwood, in 
the three-act comedy, "Billeted," now 
playing at the Royalty, is a grandniece 
of the first Lord Tennyson, the poet. 
She went to Antwerp during the war on 
a special mission for a big American 
w,eekly and was on the last boat which 
left the city before the Germans took 
it 



The recent "Navy Week" was re- 
sponsible for the revival of "A Pair of 
Spectacles" and "Trelawny of the 
Wells." The former at Wyndhams on 
Sept. 1 with Sir John Hare. Gerald du 
Maurier, Sam Sothern and Kate Rorke 
in their original parts a few days later. 
"Trelawny" will appear at the new 
theatre with Irene Vanbergh in the 
leading parts. 

"Seven Days' Leave" is still growing 
in popularity at the Lyceum. 



Sir Henry Wood's list of novelties 
for the coming season of promenade 
concerts at Queens Hall, commencinp 
today, though not so lengthy as in 
pre-'.var days, contains some works of 
great interest. Out of nineteen new 
items nine are by British composers, 
five hail from Russia and two from 
Spain. 



Many of our best dramatists have 
been silent during the war, but the au- 
tumn will see a revival of their activ- 
ities. Sir Arthur Pinero is finishing a 
light cheery comedy; Henry Arthur 
Jones is coming out with "The Pa- 
cifists" at the St. James, and possibly 
with "The Cock of the Walk" else- 
where. Alfred Sutro's new play just 
produced at Manchester will be seen at 
the West End, while Sir James Barrie 
is writing a play for Wyndham. Had- 
don Chambers supplies a new comedy 
for Chas. Hawley and Gilbert Miller, 
and R. C. Carton's comedy. "The Off 
Chancc"_is in ii/ tivt;^ rt;]icars a1 a t tjhe 
Queens.' "Max Pemb'erTon is wTTting' 
three new plays and H. V. Esmond i« 
starting afresh with "Salad Days." J. 
K. Jerome supplies "Cook" and Walter 
Hackell is writing a play for H. B. Ir- 
vine and adapting a French play for C. 
P Cochran, while George R. Sims and 



Henry Hamilton are preparing a new 
drama for Drury Lane. 



The Theatre des Allies will start its 
second season of French plays at a 
West End theatre during the autumn. 
The director, M. Maurice Froyez, prom- 
ises further revivals of Moliere's come- 
dies, including "Les Precieuses Ridi- 
cules" and "Le Bourgoise gentil- 
homme." The modern plays include 
"Zaza " with Lina Palerme in the title 
role. 

Rehearsals for Alfred Butt's produc- 
tion of Fred Thompson's musical ver- 
sion of Sir Arthur Pinero's famous 
farce, "The Magistrate," at the Adelphi 
theatre are in full swing. Miss Amy 
Augarde and Donald Calthrop have 
been added to the strong cast. The 
music is by Lionel Monckton and How- 
ard Talbot; the dances and ensembles 
are arranged by Jan Oy-ra and the 
while produced bv Robert Courtneidge. 



"PAIR OF SPECTACLES" AGAIN. 

London, Sept. 5. 

At'Wyndham's "A Pair of Spec- 
tacles" was revived Sept. 1, with Sir 
John Hare in his origmal part. He 
was in splendid form and accorded an 
ovation. 

Sir John is supported by Gerald Du 
Maurier, Sam Sothern, Will West, 
Mary Rorke, Meggie Albanesi, all ex- 
cellent 




VAN HOVEN 

"But all this happrns while Devant 'pat- 
tors' alonfc ill his own and inimitnhle fashion 
— as quaint and as amusing as FRANK VAN 
HOVEN, the quaintest and most amiislnR of 
all 'piittrrlnn' conjurers."— "THE TATTLER," 
Jan. 10. 1917. 

The above is part of a notice on Mr. David 
Devant's show iit the Ambassadors theatre, 
London. To Maskelyne and Devont many, 
many mafficlans of todoy owe their success. 
One ^oiiPf? An>eric/»Fi ronjurfr bus shown his 
y-.tjl-iiwl*" bv tuVInT with him Mr. DrvatiVs 

Er.r, TRir.K with the small boy on 

THE STAOE. I met this younfC fellow manv 
times and did portake of cool beer with 
him, but strange tales do I hear, and when 
I come home in preference to having my 
bcT. with him I shall have it alone. 

Or with Dell Chain or some other decent 
chop who rrsprcts the rights and the prop- 
erty of their fellow man. 



PRODUCTIONS JH LOMDOM, 

London, Sept. 5. 

"Pacifists," successfully tried out at 
Southport, was presented at the St. 
James's Sept. 4. 

'The Yellow Ticket" will be pro- 
duced at the Playhouse tonight. 

"Arlette" is due at the Shaftesbury 
Sept. 6 after a successful trial at 
Prince's, Manchester. 

A revival of "Trelawney of the 
Wells" is scheduled for the New 
theatre Sept. 7. 

At the Adelphia Sept. 8 Alfred Butt 
produces "The Boy," a musical version 
of "The Magistrate." 

Charles MacDonia and H. V. Esmond 
produced the latter's new comedy 
"Salad Days," at the Royal, Bourne- 
mouth, last week, with the author in 
the cast. 



OVER $15,000 AT OXFORD. 

London, Sept. 5. 
The box office takings for last week 
at the Oxford, where Charles B. Coch- 
ran's production of "The Better "Ole" 
is playing twice daily, amounted to over 
$15,000. 

CHARIOT PRODUCING FILMS. 

London, Sept. 5. 
Andrew Chariot is embarking in a 
film enterprise, featuring Phyllis Monk- 
man in a number of her revue suc- 
cesses. 



**HOLY ORDERS" FILMED. 

London, Sept. 5. 
The RuflFell's Co. presented a film 
adaptation of Marie Corelli's novel en- 
titled "Holy Orders," featuring Mal- 
vina Lonpfellow and Dorma Leigh. It 
i very interesting. 



First Annivcrsay of "Chow." 

London, Sept. 5. 
The first anniversary of "Chu Chin 
Chow" was celebrated at His Majesty's 
Aug. 31 with new gorgeous costumes 
and a new scene with a song intro- 
duced by Henry Rabke. 

"Wild Heather" Tried Out. 

London, Sept. 5. 

.Arthur .Mdin successfully produced 
a four-act play. "Wild Heather," by 
Dorothy Brandon, at the Gaiety, Man- 
chester, for a short season and will 
bring it to a West Fnd theatre later. 

Edyth Goodall and Lynn Harding 
scored. 



Pavilion Here This Week. 

London, Sept. 5. 
The Pavilion's reversion to variety 
is attractinfz full houses. The bill this 
week includes Violet Lorraine, Crock, 
Manny and Roberts, Ben Nathan, 
Marjorie Hart. 

"Intolerance" Revived With Music. 

London, Sept. 5. 
At the Prince's the revival of "In- 
toiera^^ce" by the Master Production 
Co., is marked by an innovation in the 
way of a beautiful setting, solo singers 
and a chorus. 



Hackett's Play Making Records. 

London, Sept. 5. 
Walter Hackett's play, "The In- 
visible Foe," at the Savoy, is breaking 
records. 



Eddy Reed Reappears. 

London, Sept. 5. 
At the Chelsea Palace Eddy Reed re- 
appeared in a cowboy act after two 
years' .service in East .Africa. He was 
discharged on account of wounds. 



Vardels Going to South Africa. 

London, Sept. 5. 
V;ir«lel Krollu rs have sailed for South 
.Africa for an ei^ht weeks' tour. 



Back in "Romance." 

London, Sept. ?>. 
Doris Kcanc and Basil Sydney have 
returned to "Romance" at the Lyric, 
after their holidays. 



''BEANSTALK" TAKEN BY STOIX.. 

London, Sept. 5. 
Oswald Stoll has booked the Wil- 
liam Fox screen production of "Jack 
and the Beanstalk" for his London 
opera house for eight weeks, commenc- 
ing Dec. 15. 

KILLED IN ACTION. 

London, Sept. 5. 

Joseph Nugent, originally a partner 
of the Nugent and Walker duo, died in 
France of gas poisoning. 

John Robinson, one of the brothers 
of Robinson's Comedians, was killed in 
action in France. His brother Will, 
also at the front, has been awarded the 
D. C. M. 



TATE'S PLAYING RECORD. 

London, Sept. 5. 
Harry Tate has broken all records 
by playing 66 turns in one week. 



L 0. H. PAYING AT LAST. 

London, Sept. 5. 
The picture policy at Stoll's picture 
house, formerly the London opera 
house, has brought success to the place, 
which is paying for the first time. 



10 SHOWS WEEKLY. 

London, Sept. 5. 
Commencing tonight "What a Catch," 
at the Duke of York's, will be preceded 
by a new one-act play, "Dawn in Beth- 
nal Green," by E. Cliff, playing ten 
performances weekly. 



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'Lo Poupee" on Variety Tour. 

London, Sept. 5. 
"La Poupee," revived for a variety 
tour, opened Monday at the Wood 
Green Empire with a strong company, 
which includes the Gresham Singers. 



"Gay Lord Quex" Released. 

London, Sept. 5. 

The Ideal Film Co. has released "The 
Gay Lord Quex,"' with Irene Van- 
brugh, Lillian Braithwaitc, Ben Web- 
ster. Lyston Lyle among the players. 

It is a capital picture. 



Acquitted of Murder— Kept off Stage. 

London, Sept. 5. 
The Magistrates have decided Alice 
Roberts, aged 16, recently acquitted of 
murder at the Glamorgan Assizes under 
the doctrine of the unwritten law, must 
not appear at the local theatres. 

ELSIE JANIS' CORPORATION. 

Elsie Janis has incorporated htrself, 
she and her mother being the principal 
stockholders. 

Elsie, after signing her contract with 
Albert de Courville for her appearance 
in London, learned of the rather heavy 
cut the income tax is making into the 
salaries of the artists appearing there 
and has figured it out someway an 
.American corporation is exempt from 
such taxation. 



KAJIYAMA'S ROAD SHOW. 

Chicago, Sept. 5. 

Tameo Kajiyama, the Jap mental 
wonder, will take out his own road 
show this season, starting about Oct. 15 
and carrying five acts. The bookings 
for the first five weeks will be attended 
to by J. R. Wingfield, the show then 
striking the big cities and playing halls 
and lyceum dates. 

Tameo. who is a university graduate, 
is reputed to have accumulated a rather 
healthy bank account and is financing 
the tour, claiming that he can not get 
the salary he asks for vaudeville. He 
has ordered 10.000 lithos, some stands 
which hold the picture of himself, 
Caesar and Napoleon, the two celebri- 
ties beine supposed to be the only per- 
sons outside of Kajiyama who have 
ever developed quadruple mind concen- 
tration. 

Amy Leslie, the local reviewer, said 
of Tameo that he would have been 
worth $1,000,000 to Napoleon as private 
secretary. 



VAUDErVILLE 



VAUDEVELIANS W MKICO 

SUBJECTED TO INDIGNITIES 



One Act Returning from Several Going There Last Spring 
Reports Terrible Condition Throughout Revolution- 
ary Territory. Women Especially Become 

Prey of Mexicans. 



Chicago, Sept. 5. 

Of all the colorful tales that have 
come from out of Mexico, so intri- 
cately entangled with revolutions and 
festered with bandits, whose revolting 
raids occupied the attention of this 
country before its entrance into the 
world war, there is none perhaps more 
pitifully interesting to professionals 
than that which concerns the men and 
women members of ten or more vaude- 
ville acts that last spring crossed the 
Rjo Grande into the land of the 
"^ringo"-hating peons, there to join the 
Grand Circo (circus) Americo. Recent 
letters received here from those who 
have not yet been able to cross the 
boundary line or who are not desirous 
of so doing, substantiate the reports of 
frequent assault, robbery and clegrada- 
tion meted out to the little American 
band. 

All of the acts concerned were mem- 
bers of the former White Rats organ- 
ization. During March last, when it was 
a foregone conclusion that theirs was a 
lost cause, these acts listened to the 
offers of two men, one a Mexican, who 
promised large salaries for all who 
would tour Mexico witK the Grand 
Circo Americo. Since these acts were 
on the "blacklist" (several had acted as 
pickets during the strike attempt here) 
the Mexican trip looked like a good 
way out. As far as can be learned the 
turns reported to have joined were 
the St. Julians, Elsa and Mickey, the 
St. Aliens, Otto and Olivia, Franches 
and La France and the Great De 
Monda, although there were others. 

The circus opened at Chihuahua to 
big business, making a week stand. 
But before the week was over the out- 
fit was raided by bandits supposed to 
have been a part of Villa's forces. At 
the time several pf the women were 
attacked. The troupe entrained then for 
Juanta, being fortunate to ride in 
coaches. Regarding the transporta- 
tion, it seems that while the entire 
circus had to be aboard the cars early 
in the morning, the train would some- 
times not pull out until nighttime, the 
engineer apparently pushing over the 
throttle whenever he got ready. The 
circus did not reach Juanta without 
mishap, for on the way Villa troops 
stopped the train, requisitioned the 
cars and compelled all to board bag- 
gage cars. Another band of Villa 
peons in turn held up this train. Men 
and women alike were compelled to 
strip, and evervthing of value was 
taken. Some of the women were told 
that they must submit to the whim of 
the bandit officers or suflFer the conse- 
t)uences. Some were let alone, accord- 
ing to the claim of one woman, who 
went through the ordeal. Others are 
reported to have been detained for a 
time in the "harem" of some Villista 
officers. 

The circus finally floundered, for al- 
though when it did show the business 
was excellent, frequent robberies made 
it impossible to save any money. After 
leaving Juanta and on the way to 
Mexico City several wealthy natives 
came forth with a promise of protec- 
tion for the women, but it turned out 
their motives were not altruistic. 

Where some of tbe«se art^ arc «:ave 
that they may be in the interior of 
Mexico no one seems to know. Some 
have gotten across the line, but letters 
from others say they were not so 
lucky. 

Along the streets in every town 



where the circus stopped the women 
were constantly in receipt of insults 
from even the dirtiest of the peons. 
One woman member of a team got 
across the line in July, her partner 
giving her all his money and exacting 
a promise that if she escaped she 
would send him back $50 — that he 
might travel north. This woman vain- 
ly tried in every way to get the money 
to him, but finally had to deposit it 
with the Wells-Fargo office in El Paso, 
with the promise that word would be 
sent their Chihuahua agent that the 
sum was there on the man's demand. 
He has not been heard from to date 



REVUE, WITH NAMES. 

Arrangements are in active forma- 
tion for the combination of a new revue 
to be produced by £. Ray Goetz and 
Raymond Hitchcock, producers of 
"Hitchy Koo," and which will have a 
three-star combination of features in 
the Dolly Sisters, Eddie Foy and Sam 
Bernard. 

While nothing definite has been an- 
nounced on the project, negotiations 
are understood to be practrcafly settled 
for the affair, the producers in the 
meantime searching for suitable talent 
to complete the cast. The Dollys and 
Foy are now in vaudeville. 



MARY MARBLE'S PRODUCTION. 

Mary Marble (formerly of Chip and 
Marble), who has not been seen in 
vaudeville since the death of Sam Chip 
last April, will appear around New 
York in about a month in a new musi- 
cal production being prepared for her 
by Channing Pollock and Anna Marble. 

The piece will carry 8 people, and 
will be a Japanese fantasy, carrying 
special music and scenery. 



FRED IN JOE SANTLEY'S ACT. 

Chicago, Sept. 5. 

"The Girl on the Magazine," as 
played by Joe Santley and Ivy Sawyer 
late last season in vaudeville, will be 
continued, with Fred Santley and 
Florrie Millership in the leading roles. 

Joe is now here, rehearsing his 
brother and Miss Millership. 



ADELE RITCHIE PERMANENT. 

Adele Ritchie, theatrically inactive 
for several months, will return to 
vaudeville Oct. 8 with a new repertoire 
of songs, having been routed over the 
United time by Harry Weber. 

Miss Ritchie's last appearance was 
for a two-week engagement at Boston 
last Spring. 



CATLETT GOES TO WOODS. 

Walter Catlett left "The Follies" at 
the Amsterdam this week to join the 
A. H. Woods playing forces for this 
season. 

Catlett, it is practically settled, will 
be engaged for a part in "Parlor, BeH- 
room and Bath." 

George Broadhurst has 25 per cent, 
of the show. 



ANOTHER JOLSON. 

After closing in Los AnR:c1es, A! 
Jolson returned to his home in Ber- 
keley, remaining with his wife during 
his rest on the Coast. 

An increase in the family is ex- 
pected. 



ROCK AND WHITE'S PROPOSAL 

WMt may be the oddest proposi-^ 

tion ever submitted by a headline 
vaudeville act to a manager is the 
gambling proposal of Rock and White, 
conveyed to the Palace, New York, 
management through the act's agent, 
Edward S. Keller, to play that house 
for nothing if they do not break the 
box office, record of it. 

Provided, however, that Rock and 
White take the record, they want $3,500 
for their week's service a. 

The Rock and Wiiite proposal in 
detail, as submited by Mr. Keller, was 
that upon the expiration of their con- 
tract with *Hitchy-Koo," in about three 
more' weeks (when all their theatrical 
engagements end) they will appear for 
one week at the Palace, headlining the 
bill, and agreeing that if they do not 
draw more money into that theatre 
than any week's receipts within the 
past two years, they will forfeit all 
claims to salary for the Palace stay. 

The verdict is to be rendered by the 
Palace, upon its statements of the past 
and the Rock and White week, the act 
being content to rest the matter en- 
tirely with the management (Keith's). 

Otherwise, if Rock and White decide 
to ask for a^ consecutive vaudeville 
route for the remainder of the season, 
their salary request will be 12,500 
weekly. 

Billy Rock is the author of the 
unique proposal. His partner is Frances 
White, who recently secured a divorce 
from her husband, Prank Fajr, and was 
allowed $25 weekly alimony by the 
court 

To add to Mr. Fay's other memories 
of his brief married fife, Pay's lawyer, 
whom Fay thought was acting out of 
friendship for him, rendered ft bill for 
$750 after his wiiPe had MCured the 
divorce. Among the other existing ex- 
hibits of the Fay-White Murl iS an 
action to recover I2,5(X), money loaned, 
brought by Miss White tgainst her 
late husband. 

Another lawsuit as a result of the 
alliance and divorce is an action for 
$25,000 started by Fay against Rock, 
for alienating his wife's affections. 

Mr. Rock also has a plan for him- 
self and partner to give a series of 
Sunday night performances at some 
Broadway house, the team using about 
six different turns from their previous 
acts, and filling in the intervals with 
nusical numbers by others. 



ROUTE FOR 16-YEAR OLD GIRL. 

Washington, Sept. 5. 

A local girl of 16 years, singer of 
character songs, was recently given an 
opportunity here to reveal her ability, 
with the result she has received a route 
in big time eastern vaudeville. 

Her name is Ann Suter. 



•'COUNTRY CLUB" SEQUEL. 

"The Society Set," announced as a 
sequel to the former Jesse Lasky 
vaudeville production, "The Country 
Club," is being produced for vaudeville 
by Arthur Klein. 

It will have 15 people, with George 
Spink starred. 



WOULDN'T CHEAT. 

Mansfield, O., September 5. 

When Stephen Dalton, a contortion- 
i.st, was examined by draft board 
physicians Aur. 31 one doctor dis- 
covered his hip was dislocated, another 
that his shoulder was out of joint, and 
another that his elbow was in bad con- 
dition. 

After fooling the physicians a little 
longer, Dalton threw himself back in 
shape and was passed. 



FIRST ACTS OFF •^BLACKLIST." 

— Among 4h« iirst..af-Uie "blackHsUd'- 
sf)ecialtics to receive action following 
the partial suspension of the list were 
Chas. Mack and Co. and the Leigh- 
ton Bros. (Frank-Bert). Mack was 
"banned" for walking out of Poli's, 
Waterbury, Conn., while the Leigh- 
tons refused to appear at Loew's Sev- 
enth Avenue, although the latter were 
not members of the White Rats, and 
steadfastly claimed their refusal to 
work was because of some offensive 
language hurled at one of the Leigh- 
ton's wives by a stagehand, the broth- 
ers claiming they would have "walked 
out" regardless of any strike order. 

Mack was induced to leave the 
Waterbury bill through the personal 
plea of Jas. W. FitzPatrick, who re- 
sides in that town. Mack is now on 
the Pantages Circuit. He is the father 
of a large family, an additional child 
being born last week. 

The Leightons are booked over the 
Loew Circuit. 



"MA CHERIE" TO DATE 

"Ma Cherie," in its day one of vaude- 
ville's best sketches, and of long mem- 
ory to the older vaudevillians through 
the association with Clayton White In 
that playlet of the late Marie Stumrt, 
may see the twice daily stage once 
more. 

George V. Hobart, author o! the 
sketch, is rewriting it. Mr. White in- 
tends placing it out, with himself and 
Georgie Lawrence as the principal 
players. 



HIT; BUT DRAFTED. 

Roy Cummings scored one of the 
biggest hits ever received at the Fifth 
Avenue this week, but he is scheduled 
to be called with the second quota of 
the drafted National Army. 

His wife, known to the stage as Misf 
Claddings, is at present with the Hip- 
podrome show, in Billie Burke^s 
"Pinkie" act. 



RETURN DATES 1 
L. Wolfe Gilbert and Anatol Fried- 
land, the Sterfi Co. composers who re- 
cently entere4 vaudeville, have been 
booked for a return engagement at 
the Palace, six weeks after their origi- 
nal engagement there, also another 
date at Keith's Philadelphia within 
eight weeks after that stand, their 
third in vaudeville. 

The writers will be featured around 
the Keith houses for the next nine 
weeks, playing only in New York aad 
Brooklyn, during which time they will 
be enabled tg devote part of their at- 
tention to the supervision of the pub- 
Jishing house. 

STERN'S IN AUTHOR'S SOCIETY. 

Jos. Stern & Co. has remained out of 
the Authors', Composers' and Publish- 
ers' Society since the time that organi- 
zation was formed. 

The firm entered an application for 
tnembership, favorably passed by the 
heads of association, and the Stern firm 
was admitted to membership last week. 



JOSEPHINE DAVIS MARRIED? 

Atlantic City, Sept. 5. 

It is reported Josephine Davis was 
married here last week to a Baltimore 
business man. 

Miss Davis was appearing at the 
Hotel Isleworth. 



Street Fair Man After Divorce. 

Suit for divorce was filed here, Sept. 
1 by Charles C. Blue, street fair pro- 
moter, against Gertrude I*. Blue, of Al- 
l)any, Ga. 

He charges she has been living at 
questionable resorts in various cities. 



Boganny Troupe Out of Hip Show. 

The Boganny Troupe has been elim- 
inated from the Hippodrome show, 
whichM)roke all house records in the 
matter of attendance on Labor Day. 

The Hip is using only minimum 
?!C'\\ spriper advertisifi^j. 



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Harrison Grey Fiske's Sketch. 

A sketch, "The New Resurrection," 
produced for vaudeville by Harrison 
Grey Fiske, will play the Royal, Bronx, 
next we^k Tt carries five players. 



VAUDEVILLE 



U. B. €. NO-CANCEHATION 

CONTRACTS BEING ISSUED 

Besides N. V. A. Form of Elquitable Agreemenly Big Time Em- 
ploying Non-cancellation Agreemeutr, Wholly Binding on 
Both Parties. "Tieing Up*' Feature Turns for Only 

Vaudeville. 



Tl'c United Booking Offices is is- 
suinp a non-cancellation form of agree- 
rr.ci.t, otherwise known as a "hard and 
fast agreement," that prevents either 
party cancelling, by notice or other- 
wise, after signing. This form is in 
aJdItion to the equitable contract 
agreed upon by the Vaudeville Man- 
agers* Protective Association, and the 

National Vaudeville Artists, that is 
known as a "play or pay," but con- 
tains a two weeks' notice of cancella- 
tion that may be exercised by either 
side. The "N. W. A. form" is reported 
in general use now by the agencies 
allied with the managers' association. 

The "hard and fast" agreement is 
reported being given out by the U. 
B. O. (with the Orpheum Circuit 
possibly employing it as well) to fea- 
ture turns the big time vaudeville 
agency may believe will be in receipt 
of offers from other fields, legitimate 
or pictures. The principal object of 
the booking offices to tie up the head- 
line acts offered the hard and fast con- 
tract is to preserve the booking and 
prevent future bills from being dis- 
rupted by desertion of vaudeville en- 
gaged turns for other branches of the 
profession. 

This has often happened in the past. 
Acts in vaudeville have left for a 
shorter or longer period, to become 
part of a production or play in pic- 
tures, returning to vaudeville "when 
again at liberty. In many instances a 
vaudevillian's season has been ruined 
through accepting an engagement for 
a production that had but a short run, 
and finding it difficult to secure another 
consecutive route upon reapplying 'to 
vaudeville for time. 

It is not known how artists offered 
the hard and fast agreement have 
viewed the matter, but it's not unlikely, 
nearly all having the opportunity to* 
secure such an agreement will grasp 
it, "all other arrangements including 
salary for the season being agreeable. 

Some years ago the U. B. O. issued 
a blanket contract, which was an abso-. 
lute agreement for a number of weeks 
during the season, without dates speci- 
fied. This was discontinued b^ the U. 
B. p. after its first season, the agency 
saying it had not worked out satisfac- 
torily. The present hard and fast 
agreements are issued on a laid out 
route, one for each theatre the act is 
^ to appear in. 

OTHER AGENCY SUSPENSIONS. 

The temporary suspension of the 
Max Hart office from participating in 
booking activities on the floors of the 
United Booking Offices and Orpheum 
Circuits marks a warning to franchised 
agents in those offices and promises 
the materialization of the executive's 
threat of several months back to weed 
out a number of the undesirable artists' 
representatives and centralize that 
branch of the industry under one or 
more offices. 

The Hart incident, coming after the 
prolonped troubles with the White 
Rats' Actors' Union, emphasizes the 
scrinr.siuss v<f the manatrcria] idea to 

eliminate a larj^e number of the agents 
and give the "outside" booking rights 
to those they consider loyal and 
worthy. This move comes m the ad- 
justment of conditions from the man- 
agerial end, and with the number of 



.excess agents operating in those of- 
fices it looks like a popular idea. 

There are over 100 agents franchised 
to book on the floor of both agencies 
and their affiliations, and many carry 
but one, two or a very few attractions 
on their books, though able apparent- 
ly to barter a good livelihood from 
their limited supply. Their removal 
from the booking field seems inevitable 
and while the executives of the circuit 
have had this plan in mind for many 
months, existing conditions in other 
angles have prevented giving the mat- 
ter attention. 

It is understood the Hart suspension 
may be followed by others without any 
particular reason given other than the 
Victims" represent excess additions to 
the office. Those cited for possible 
suspensions or removals include a num- 
ber of agents who traffic particularly 
in "small time" attractions. 

In the suspension of Max Hart from 
booking the U. B. O. and Orpheum 
also barred Manny Mahwarring, his of- 
fice manager, and all aides and assist- 
ants of Hart. The original suspension 
was aimed solely at the agent himself, 
but the office supplemented this by in- 
cluding all his representatives. 

The acts heretofore represented by 
Hart will be looked after by the office 
of Hughes & Smith. The Hart sus- 
pension directly resulted from a street 
fight in which Irwin Connelly suffered 
a discolored optic, following it by a 
complaint against the agent to ^E. F. 
Albee. 

Paul Durand's suspension will be 
automatically lifted in three more 
weeks, Durand .having been banned 
from U. B. O. booking privileges five 
weeks ago because of the complaint 
of Evans Burroughs Fontaine. 

Durand acquired a "collecting" in- 
terest in the Fontaine act, procured 
some booking for the turn, but event- 
ually became embroiled over the owner- 
ship and returns, the result being a 
complaint which resulted in his tem- 
porary banishment. 



FAVS IN V. M. P. A. 

The Fay theatre at Providence, R. I., 
hooked through the M. R. Sheedy 
agency, has filed its application for 
membership with the Vaudeville Man- 
agers' Protective Association. 

The Gordon Theatres, as they are 
called, also booked by Sheedy, have 
been members of the managers' asso- 
ciation for some time, leaving but two 
houses booked by Sheedy, one at Hali- 
fax and the other at St. Johns, N. B. 
on the Sheedy books as V. M. P. A. 
non-members. Another non-member 
booking through Sheedy will be the 
Dyckman street theatre in upper New 
York. 



Colonial Opening About Oct. 1. 

The B. F. Keith Colonial, New York, 
may not reopen for its regular vaude- 
ville season before Oct. 1. 

The extensive repairs made on the 
theatre over the summer are expected 
to be completed by that date. 



Columbia, St. Louis, Small Time. 

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The Columbia, which the new Or- 
pheum replaces as the big time vaude- 
ville theatre here, is now playing pop 
vaudeville, booked by the Western 
Vaudeville Managers' Association in 
Chicago. 



STIRRING UP AGENTS. 

The booking agents placing their 
acts in the Lqew Circuit offices are 
due for a stirring up in their booking 
activities, if the word to that effect has 
not already been conveyed to them. 

Jake Lubin and Walter Keefe have 

concluded among themselves there is 

too much "dead" booking material in 

the form of agents hanging around the 
agency. They think these agents sleep 
and don't work, merely going along 
with their same sure-fire bunch of 
turns that could book themselves just 
as easily, and without making any at- 
tempt to secure new material for the 
Loew houses. 

The opening of the season's shortage 
of acts brought this phase out and the 
booking heads had a conference on 
the matter. At least three of the 
agencies placing acts in the Loew of- 
.fice are booked to walk the plank if 
they don't display animation. Their 
places will be filled by more enterprise 
ing blood waiting to get in. If the 
start is made with the trio or any of 
them, there may be a weeding out of 
the deadwood all along the agency 
line. 

Messrs. Lubin and Keefe are virtual- 
ly doing all of the bookings for the 
Loew-Pantages time, Mr. Lubin for the 
Loew eastern houses and Mr. Keefe 
for the Loew western, south and 
Pantages Circuit. 

It has been reported about that Mr. 
Lu^in may shortly be given another as- 
sistant on the Loew books. Solly 
Turek is his assistant at present. 

Joe Schenck, the Loew general book- 
ing manager, will continue to make the 
Loew Circuit offices his headquarters, 
supervising the bookings and dividing 
his business hours between the Loew 
duties and his many picture interests. 
While it was often reported Mr. 
Schenck would sever his connection as 
the booker for the Loew Circuit Sept 
1. Through a friendly understanding 
with Marcus Loew, that did not occur. 
Mr. Loew. according to reports, pre- 
vailed upon Mr. Schenck to remain. 



NEW ORPHEUM OPENS. 



BIG TIME FEATURE FILMS. 

Harvey Watkins. who places the big 
time vaudeville bills at Keith's, Port- 
land, Me., and Lowell Mass., has in- 
augurated an experiment in connection 
with big time full week bills. It is the 
placement of a feature film in connec- 
tion with the regular variety show, 
starting the performance at 7.30^ nightly 
with a pictorial weekly, opening the 
vaudeville around eight and closing the 
evening with the feature film. 

This week at Portland Keith's is 
"Redemption," and at Lowell, Fair- 
banks in "In Again, Out Again." Next 
week at both houses will be the first 
Goldwyn released feature, "Polly of the 
Circus." 

Mr. Watkins has arranged to have 
the Goldwyn subjects released through- 
out the Keith houses in New England 
on the same day they first appear at 
the Boston theater, Boston. 



CLUXTON RESIGNS. 

San Francisco, Sept. 5. 

John Cluxton, local Pantages repre- 
sentative, has resigned and will in all 
probability withdraw from his present 
position Oct. 5. 

No one has been announced to suc- 
ceed him, but it is likely Ed Milne, a 
resident manager in Seattle, will be 
selected. 

Cluxton intends going to Chicago to 
produce a number of musical tabs. 



UNION HILL'S FULL WEEK. 

The Hudson, Union Hill, N. J., rt- 
ol;^?r3-•^;r^^~-^^7• ,Trtvr--ar-tall v.xX'k -prjO- 
gram of eight acts, booked by Jack 
Hodgdon. in the fifth floor department 
of the Unitted Booking Offices. 

The house, operated for vaudeville 
and stock in the past, will continue un- 
der the management of Billy Woods. 



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St. Louis, Sept. 5: 

To the tunc of the National Anthem, 
with Maurice Speyer leading the or- 
chestra, the cyrtam of the new Or- 
pheum theatre was raised Labor Day, 
revealing a large American flag draped 
across tne stage. 

The bill was topped by Nan Hal- 
perin and Emily Ann Wellman and 
Cof This marked Miss Wellman's local 
debut ip vaudeville in her own sketch, 
"The Young Mrs. Stanford." Six 
other acts completed the bill. 

Crowds on the sidewalk were un- 
able to obtain admission, and Manager 
Eddie J. Sullivan is jubilant over the 
success of the opening. 

The Orpheum has the largest seat- 
ing capacity of any house in town. 

Martin Beck was in St. Louis for the 
opening. The foyer is decorated with 
floral offerings from practically all the 
Orpheum theaters. 

COTTAGE GROVE SECTION HIP. 

Chicago, SeptS. 

A new "hippodrome," with a seating 
capacity of 3,500, is to be erected at 
63d and Cottage Grove avenues, the 
backer being a Greek banker (Nicholas 
Kyriakopoulos) and the policy pop vau- 
deville and pictures. 

The site is said to have been the 
property of Mayor Thompson until 
latelv. The main portion of the plot is 
on 63d place, but it was necessary to 
have an entrance on 63d street, which 
is a parallel highway. The latter strip 
was purchased and two ordinances were 
passed through the city council vacat- 
mg the alleyway, which is also parallel 
to the street and the place and runs be- 
tween them. For this concession the 
buyers paid the citv $700, but in re- 
turn their plot on 6id place was raised 
from an inconsiderable figure to one of 
great value. 

When the matter was put up to the 
mayor he denied knowing anything 
about it, saying the property belonged 
to his father. 

The only theatre in the Cottage Grove 
section is the Midway (booked by Web- 
ster), once known as the Old Empress. 
This section of the city was once the 
Washington Park race track and is now 
rather densely populated. 



NEW RIVERSIDE MANAGER. 

N. W. Derr, of Philadelphia, will as- 
sume the season's direction of Keith's 
Riverside, commencing next Monday. 
Mr. Derr has been attached to the 
Keith managerial staff of Sleepyville, 
in charge of the Chestnut Street opera 
house, and became quite popular among 
the show folks of that city. He was in- 
duced into theatricals some four years 
ago by Harry Jordan, the Keith gen- 
eral manager in Philly. At that tiine 
Mr. Derr was assistant manager of the 
Bellevue-Stratford, Philadelphia's best 
in the hotel line. 

Harry Daniels, who temporarily 
took command ot the Riverside after 
E. L. Perry retired, will likely become 
the big time emergency manager for 
the Keith Circuit. 



KEITH'S BRONX PLAYING POP. 

Commencing Sept. 17 Keith's Bronx 
theatre, at 149th street and Third ave- 
nue, will commence playing a popular 
priced policy of vaudeville, likely 
booked in by the resident manager, 
Ned Alvord. 

The Bronx seats 1,800. Last season 
W. T. Keogh had the house . under 
lease. It plaved the Keith big time be- 
fore the Keith oflices moved that policy 
to its present Royal, Bronx. 



Solly Schwartz Managing Dyckman St. 

The Dyckman Strc^^t theatre, up 
town, New York, taken over last week 
by John G. Jermon, is now playing 
vaudeville and pictures, under the resi- 
dent management of Solly Schwartz. 
Mr. Schwartz some time ago managed 
the Orpheum, Yonkers. 



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New York, August 31. 
Editor VxRiBTr: 

In this week's Varibtv is published 
a list .of British actors who have vol- 
unteered for military service. 

The list is not complete. We pre- 
sume the reason many names have been 
omitted is that, like ourselves, they did 
not enter in their professional names, 
hence were not classed as actors. 

There are four more names to be 
added to the list: Bob Reans (Hippo- 
drome), Dan Morris (Moon and Mor- 
ris) and Burtey and Burley, 



Roscoe, N. Y., August 29. 
Editor Vawbtt: 

Through being laid up with a broken 
bearing (the car, not me), I've discov- 
ered that besides Roscoe Arbuckle, there 
is also a Roscoe, N. Y. 1 thought I 
died once in Ft. Wayne — that was fast 
life coinpared to the two weeks I've 
spent in this town today. I am afraid 
I am beginning to look like the natives. 

If the broken part sent for does not 
arrive here tomorrow, you shall have 
to print my obituary in your next 

Here is a parody on "Ireland Must 
Be Heaven." Please read it, but don't 
sing it! 

Shure, they found some broken springs 
"somewhere" 

Way out in the back yard; 
They put it on an iron frame 

And pounded it real hard; 
Then they jammed some shavings in a 
bag 

To cover up the scheme. 
The pillow cases and the sheets 

Are "transparently" clean. 
There's the washstand and the wash- 
bowl too. 

With a towel on the shelf — 
There's dandy running water there 

If you run with it yourself. 
Then "Old Lady 31" comes in 

And smacks it with a broom, 
Then they soak me two bucks every 
night 

And call it Hotel Room. 

Oscar Loraine. 

(If you count the misspelled words 
I'll sic Henrietta Harrison on youl) 



'TIME-TABLE" FOR. BILLING. 

A "Time-Table" billing plan has 
again been resorted to for next week's 
bill at the Riverside, New York. The 
T-T style of house announcement has 
been employed often in the past, most- 
ly so by Eddie Darling for the Keith 
New York houses, when the subject of 
precedence or priority or prominence 
in the typed matter became too serious 
a question between the artists involved 
to be otherwise adjusted. On a "time- 
table," acts are listed as they appear, 
with no larger display type for one 
than the other, and the time of appear- 
ance noted opposite each name. 

The "billing" subject for the River- 
side became so acute for next week, 
Mr. Darling, through short notice and 
much against his personal wish, again 
adopted it. The Riverside is using a 
large number of feature turns. It is 
in the same class with the Palace, New 
York, for that. 

It was Quite strongly intimated in 
the Unitecl Booking Offices this week 
♦^>i\t the mootpd question of HitUncr, as 
formerly argued among and by acts 
with the bookers, would have to be 
severely left to the managers the com- 
ing season to avoid unpleasantness. 
Although it was not made as a positive 
statement, it was quite plainly inti- 
inAted that artists causing trouble or 



leaving an engagement in a big time 
New York house, after contracted for 
it, through a "billing" objection, would 
have all their time suspended until 
plaving the house they walked out of 
under the billing the management pro- 
vided. 

In the past, acts have refused to open 
Monday for a billing reason, and tnen 
proceeded upon their regular route, 
with that week absent. 

To avoid trouble over billing acts in 
accepting an engagement might have 
it definitely understood. 



MORTON'S SURPRISE PARTY. 

A surprise party was arranged this 
week in honor of the departure of 
James J. Morton, who goes west for 
a tour of the U. B. O. theatres, open- 
ing next week in Columbus 

A gathering of fifty of Morton's select 
friends will attend, and among other 
presents will be a monster china bowl, 
artistically engraved, the original idea 
of a silver loving cup being cast aside 
because the purchasing committee 
deemed it too diminutive for the boy 
comic's needs. 

The partv will be in the form of a 
dinner, held at some place after 11 
p. m. Several city officials are listed 
on the arrangement board. 



1ft CANXQNMENT5 OF 40,000 EACH... 

The Vv ar Department h«8 filed an 
official report on the progress, pf the 
16 National Army cantonmenfi repre- 
senting the building of 16 soldier cities, 
each to be occupied by 40,000. 

The cantonments now considered 
complete are at Louisville, Fort Sam 
Houston, Ayer, Petersburg, Chillicothe, 
American Lake, Rockford and Little 
Rock. 

Four cantonments nearing comple- 
tion are at Des Moines, Fort Riley, At- 
lanta and Columbia. 

Four others upon which construction 
has been more appreciably delayed be- 
cause of local handicaps are at Annap- 
olis Junction, Battle Creek, Wrights- 
town and Yaphank. They are expected 
to be in complete shape by the end of 
this week. 

While the prospects for a banner 
season in cities where the large army 
cantonments are situated look very 
bright, the bookers supplying such ter- 
ritory with attractions claim a short- 
age in "girl acts," for which there is 
a natural demand of large proportions. 

The uniformed patrons are keen for 
girl acts and the "tab" producers ex- 
pect to outdraw the vaudeville houses 
with the miniature productions. In the 
South particularly is there an unusual 
cry for girl turns, and it it estimated 
more of such specialties have been 
routed in that ' direction this season 
than in any five previous years. 



HAMILTON *«8HUT~ SUNDAYS. 

Hamilton, O., Sept. 5. 

Mayor Holzberger carelessly flung" 
the Blue Law into effect here today, 
ordering all theatres, clubs, baseball 
parks, and other forms of amusement 
closed down tight on Sundays here- 
after. 

The theatre managers propose to 
vigorously fight the move. 




FRANCES KENNEDY 

THE CHEERIEST COMEDIENNE TN F.XriX'SIVE SONCS. ».vho hn^ Mnrtod n forU-wcrk 
tour of the U. B. O. houses, which of course includes all the B. F. Keith houses In New 
York City. 

FRANCES KENNEDY'S brilliant work and her doz/.ling smile established her as a 
musieal comedy favorite several seasons ago, but this will be the first thne tlmt the West- 
em favorite will be seen on Broadway as a vaudevilllan. 

HARRY WEBER is her representative fur the East and the SIMON AdrA'CV for the 
West. 

MISS KENNEDY will be remembered along Broadway, for she appeared there in "The 
Chocolate Soldier" and "The Ttirce Twins," besides several other successes. 



„. ^PR10R!nCLAl)ll$ PASSED ON. 

^ 'ombination of ''prior riB^rt^/iJ^yms ,^ 
were aimed at \ho I '»tw Circuit tTfi*? 
week when both Harry Houdini and 
Bostock's Riding School declared their 
"rights" were endangered, Houdini as- 
serting the Rigoletti Bros, were offer- 
ing the needle trick over the Loew 
time, while Bostock claimed original- 
ity over a similar act being offered for 
booking by Oscar Lowande, of circui 
fame. 

The agency refused to recognizt 
Houdini's complaint, deciding the trick 
was too ancient to decide on its crea-^ 
tor, and without deciding who orig- 
inated the riding affair refused book-; 
ing to Lowande because of having en*, 
gaged Bostock first. 

Lowande has been offering the act 
with his circus through New England- 
and applied for bookings to be ar* 
ranged when the tent outfit went to 
winter quarters. The turn introduces , 
jmrenile prospects for bareback rec/ 
ords, protecting them from injuoy 
through the use of a "mechanic." ' * 



TREATING "SICK" HOUSE. 

The B. S. Moss Jefferson theatre 
on 14th street is undergoing some 
drastic alterations, which are patterned/ 
after the interior decoration of thtf 
Rialto. The auditorium will be toppea 
by a huge dome with opalescent li^^hts. 
There will be five mural paintings 
above the proscenium arch, the walls 
will be redecorated And better acous- 
tics will be procured. These and nu-^ 
merous other improvements will costj 
about $50,<X)0. 

Asked about it, Mr. Moss said he 
was determined to give the house 
everv possible chance to make good to 
the fullest extent. He said that busi- 
ness at the weekday matinees and Sat- 
urday and Sunday nights was goodj 
but up to date the week-night patron- 
age was usually light. 

"It'« very much like having an inJ 
valid in your family," he added. "li 
it is a serious case you secure the best 
specialist you can, and then if tht 
patient dies your conscience is clear.! 
for you feel you have done your full 
duty. There's something wrong with 
the Jefferson, and I have called m spe- 
cialists to diagnose the case. The 
same show down there doesn't look 
the same as it does at the Hamilton, 
and I figure it is the house." 



McHUGH-GRAY AaS. 

Bart McHugh has completed an ar- 
rangement with Tommy Gray to pro- 
duce a number of the latter's acts. In 
the first one. McHugh will feature Vic-j 
tor Kahn and Blanche Boone. / 

Gray will begin immediate work on ai 
number of scripts for the Philadelphia 
producer, the majority of which will be 
rehearsed in the "sleepy villa" with 
Philadelphian talent. 

Gray completed the first scenario for 
the Ray and Gordon Dooley pictures- 
this week, having been retained as well 
to supply those. It is called "Beating 
the Band." 



PRODUCING CORPORATION. 

The Fitzgerald-Ginsburg Producing 
Co. was incorporated at Albany this 
week for the purpose of producinR, 
slaRing and booking vaudeville produc- 
tions. The principals are Harry Fitz- 
gerald, the artist's representative, and 
Violinsky, who.se proper name is Sol 
Ginsburg. 

The new firm will headquarter in 
Fitzgerald's office in the Palace theatre 
building, Fitzgerald supervising all 
hooking of the attractions. The first 
act is not in rehearsal. 

They will specialize in musical pro- 
ductions for which the violinist will 
supply the melodies. 



Tours Heff for English Stars. 

Percy Burton, the general represen- 
tative for Mme. Bernharfit for Wil- 
liam F. Connor, has made an alliance 
with Connor to hriii^ over a number of 
Fiiglish .stars for American tour.'^. 



8 



VAUDE,VILLE 




NAMIIAQES. 



Edwin S. Bcttleheim, Jr., the son 
of the editor of 'The Dramatic News," 
who holds the rank of first lieutenant 
in the First Field Artillery, has been 
assigned to the Plattsburg camp with 
his command, to instruct the student 
officers. Walter F. Wanger, who man- 
aged Mmc. Alia Nazimova last season, 
has been commissioned a first lieuten- 
ant in the Aviation Division of the 
Army, after graduating among the first 
ten honor men at the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology, and is being 
held in readiness to sail for France. 

Three more English actors now in 
America have been added to the honor 
list of the British Recruiting Commis- 
sion for having volunteered for service. 
They arc Claude Fleming, who will sail 
in a few days, and Charles Esdale and 
Henry Crocker, members of Jane 
Cowl's "Lilac Time" company last sea- 
son, and under contract to Selwyn & 
Co. for this season. They enlisted last 
Saturday. 

The British Recruiting Mission is to 
hold a benefit performance at the Hip- 
podrome Sunday evening, Oct. 7, the 
proceeds of which are to be utilized for 
the purpose of assisting the families of 
British soldiers who have enlisted in 
the United States. Manv prominent 
artists have volunteered their services, 
including Uda Waldrop, the organist. 

W. Mayne Lynton, who has been ap- 
pearing in "The Man Who Came Back," 
leaves the cast this week to join the 
British Army with the rank of first 
lieutenant. He will be stationed tem- 
porarily with the British Recruiting 
Commission in New York. 

Francis E. Muldoon, treasurer of 
Henderson's, Coney Island, has enlist- 
ed in the Q. M. Department, stationed 
at Governor's Island, New York. Mr. 
Muldoon has been treasurer of the 
Academy of Music, Brooklyn, in the 
regular season. 

Basil Broadhurst, son of the play- 
wright who obtained a commission as 
a second lieutenant at Plattsburg, has 
been assigned to the 165th Regiment 
(old 69th), one of the units of the Rain- 
bow Division supposed to be the first 
to leave for France. 

William Augustin Flaherty (William 
Augustin), from stock and burlesque 
(also with Bonita and Hearn at one 
time), is a member of the U. S. Avia- 
tion Corps, at the Aviation School, 
Cambridge, Mass. 

Jean Finneran, the pedestal dancer, 
was examined at Newburgh, N. Y., by 
arrangement with his local board in 
Cincinnati and found physically fit. 
He was ordered to report at once to 
Cincinnati. 

Manton W. Chambers (Ward Cham- 
bers) formerly in the legitimate, is with 
the 3d Co., 26th Division, Armored Au- 
tomobile and Ammunition Truck Train, 
Hampton Point, Westfield, Mass. 

Leo Donnelly, in the army before, 
and wounded four times, has the fight- 
ing fever again, and may rejoin. 

Sam Burbank, for the past eight 
years in the Dillingham service, has en- 
listed in the Regular Army Transport 
Service, and has also given a Belgian 
police dog to the unit as a mascot. 

Private J. A. Gregory (Nat Royall) 
has been transferred to Co. F, 104th 
U. S. Infantry, stationed at Camp Bart- 
lett, Westfield, Mass. 

Harry Sweatnam is reported as re- 
turning to the service, having served in 
the Spanisii-American war. He will be 

Harry Hamilton has been commis- 
sioned 2d Lieutenant O. R. C, and as- 
signed to the 326th Regiment Infantry 
at Camp Gordon, Atlanta. 

John Medbury, the author, was 
drafted, hut previously enlisted in the 



Navy Mosquito Fleet. He is stationed 
on the Pacific Coa$t. 

Jack Houston, formerly under the 
management of Lewis & Gordon, is at 
the Marine Barracks, Paris Island, S. C. 

Lee Chapin has been promoted to 
Sergeant of the Medical Department 
of the 19th Cavalry. 

CliflF Marion is with Battery F, Third 
Field Artillery, Fort Myer, Va. 



DRAFTED. 



Charles Bierbaurer, of Stoker & Bier- 
baurer, vaudeville agents, was allowed 
exemption for dependents. Floyd Sto- 
ker is in the Naval Service. 

John J. O'Connor (Variety) allowed 
exemption, dependents. 

Eddie Lee, who calls himself "The 
Jack of Diamonds," and has been ap- 
pearing with Herbert Brooks, was ex- 
amined and accepted in Minneapolis 
last week. 

Jimmy Cooper, with "Charming Wid- 
ows" last season, and Harry Steppe, 
with "Hello Girls," called for examina- 
tion, were exempted last week for 
physical disability. 

Andy Taylor (Hovt and Taylor T 
with "The Behman Show," has been 
accepted. 

Perhaps no more ingenious claim for 
exemption to the draft has been noted 
to date than that of an acrobat (one 
of a casting act) before federal author- 
ities in Chicago last week. The man set 
up the claim he was fostering agricul- 
ture. When asked to explain, he said 
that a considerable percentage of the 
act's appearance was at country and 
state fairs and that as such fairs were 
aimed to encourage and increase the 
growth of crops, the entertaining of 
the attending farmers was as impor- 
tant as the agricultural exposition. 

Whether because of the novelty of 
the argument or the oddity of the plea, 
tlie examination board took the case 
for further consideration, and it is quite 
possible the exemption will be granted. 

Max and Dave Gordon, brothers, 
both exempted for eyesight. 

Dwyer, of Dwyer and Oliver, sched- 
uled to play the Pantages Circuit, was 
called for examination Sept. 5. 

Lew Herman (formerly of "Peck's 
Bad Boy" and lately of vaudeville) was 
called in the early numbers and rejected 
because of under weight. 

Henry Regal (Regal and Bender) 
was called, but found physically un- 
able to meet the requirements. • 

Jack Fitzgerald has been ordered to 
report at once for examination. 

Spencer D. Bcttleheim, assistant 
treasurer of the Princess and son of 
the editor of "The Dramatic News," 
has been selected for the first qu'^ta 
for the National Army at Yaphank, 
reporting next Monday. 

Sam Carlton, the Hebrew oomic. 
has been accepted. 

Frank "Eggs" Gordon proved phys 
ically incapable. 



PRODUCTION ENGAGEMENTS. 

The Courtney Sisters were under a 
verbal engagement with the Shuberts 
for the proposed Mclntyre & Heath 
show, of which little has been heard of 
late. 

Bessie Gros, formerly of Kraft and 
Gros in vaudeville, has been engaged 
by Klaw & Erlanger to do a dancing 
specialty in the "Riviera Girl" produc- 
tion. 

Zella Rambo and Hazel Boyne were 
signed through Will Roehm's office last 
week for the Kelly-Sampter show, 
"Stop. Look and Li.stenI" show, which 



rtrry Stomps (Dtrn,- Good and 
Funny Trio) to Adah Scruggs, of Buf- 
falo, nonprofessional. 

Ray Price (of the former Julian El- 
tinge Co.) to Joseph Boas, nonprofes- 
sional. 

Katherine Gormley ("Fashions a la 
Carte") and Walter Ward, trick cyclist, 
in Indianapolis recently. 

Constance Farber (Farber Sisters) 
insists she is not married and the only 
Eddie Carr vaudeville knows has a wife 
and child, the latter 18 months old. It 
was reported last week Miss Farber 
and an Eddie Carr had been married. 
Variett was given the information by a 
"nut" comedian who claimed to be a 
friend of both and had been present at 
the ceremony. 

Gilbert Wells and Lillian Gilford, 
both of "You're in Love," now at the 
Garrick, Chicago, Aug. 28, at Crown 
Point, Ind. The groom is the son of 
the late Charles W. Wells, a lumber 
dealer of Milwaukee, Wis., who died 
leaving a large estate. He is also one 
of the heirs of the late Daniel Wells, of 
Wells-Fargo fame, who died leaving 
$20,000,000. 

Cyril Crimmins, son of John D. 
Crimmins, Aug. 24, to Katherine Daly, 
of Ziegfeld 'l^idnight Frolic." The 
ceremony took place in St. Margaret's 
Roman Catholic Church at Dorchester, 
Mass., the bride's home. 

Teresa Cecilia Sheridan, for five years 
secretary to Chas. E. Ford, of Ford's 
opera house, Baltimore, last week to 
Sergeant Linton Beckley Arnold, of the 
5th Maryland Regiment. 

Clarence Kolb (Kolb and Dill) Sept. 
1, to May Cloy, a member of the bride- 
groom's theatrical company, in San 
Francisco. 

Charles Coronell, the revue producer 
to Olive Hastings, a former prim: 
donna, at Churchill's, at the Little 
Church Around the Corner, Sept. 2. 



BIRTHS. 

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Zarcll, born .\ug- 
ust 29, son. 

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Leon (Leon's 
Models), daughter. Mrs. Leon was 
formerly Bess Delberg (Walton and 
Dclberg). 

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Hughes, Sept. 1, 
son (Jimmie, jr.). The mother is Myr- 
tle Von Horn, formerly with the Tokio 
(restaurant) revue. 



Montgomery-Sidney — Cohan A, Harris. 

James Montgomery is writing a play 
for George Sidney. It will be pro- 
duced by Cohan & Harris. 



IN AND OUT. 

Reported illness removed Edna Aug 
from the Henderson, Coney Island, 
bill Labor Day. Nonet\e substituted. 

Bonita and Hearn jumped fro|n New 
York to Pittsburg this week for the 
opening bill at the Davis, replacing the 
Harry Beresford company, the leading 
woman of which failed to appear. 

Trixie Friganza will take up thr 
Mayhew and Taylor route over the Or- 
pheum Circuit, commencing Sept. 16 at 
Minneapolis. Karl Jorn replaces the 
couple for this week and next at Omaha 
and St. Paul. Billy Taylor has joined 
the second officers' camp at Plattsburg, 

La Belle Carmen Trio failed to ap- 
pear at the Younge street theatre, 
Toronto, the first half and were re- 
placed by Weston's Models. 

Phina (appears in blackface) and 
Picks did not go to East St. Louis this 
week, the reason being given no col- 
ored acts are to be used at present 
because of recent race riots there. 

Helen McMahon (McMahon, Dia- 
mond and Chaplow) at the Palace, Chi- 
cago, this week strained a leg ligament 
it the Monday maiinee, and did not 

played. She is being attended by an 
osteopath and expects to be able to 
work befo/e the end of the week. 

Claude Yonger replaced Lord and 
Fuller at the Pantages, Minneapolis, 
last week. 



ILL AND INJURED, 

After about two weeks of "Th« Pass-, 
ing Show" at the Winter Garden, Marie 

Nordstom returned late last week. 

Lois Josephine returned to New- 
York last week, with her injured ankle 
much improved. Miss Josephine 
(Cross and Josephine) motored from 
Buffalo in company with her sister, 
Helen Frances. 

John McKee, of the Canadian Cir- 
cuit's booking department in New 
York, has returned to work, following 
recovery from an operation. 

John J. Murdock suffered a sprained 
ankle last Friday through a mis-step 
which threw the ankle under his entire 
weight. The injury did not prevent 
his appearance at his offices, where he 
was treated daily by Prof. Daly, a 
noted osteopath. 

Ed. Phelan is critically ill at his 
home in Massachusetts. 

James McLean, who managed one of 
the W. B. Friedlander tabs on its re- 
cent trip, is still confined to a hospital 
in Savannah, although noticeably im- 
proved. 

George Smith has about recovered 
from a recent injury inflicted bv an in- 
sect, which bit him over the right eye 
while engaged in picture work in the 
open. 

Artie C. Rice is at White Lake recov- 
ering from the effects of injuries re- 
ceived in a recent automobile accident. 
His right arm is still in a painful con- 
dition. 

Harry Mitchell (Harry and Kate 
Mitchell) seized by sudden illness in 
Wilmington, Del., was taken to the 
Delaware Hospital. He will be re- 
moved to his home when his condition 
warrants. 

The mother of Harry Fox is reported 
as doing very well. She suffered a 
stroke of paralysis at her home in Cali- 
fornia last week. 

(Tharlotte Whiting sustained a dislo- 
cation of the wrist when she fell from 
the runway used in the "Garden Fol- 
lies" at White City, Chicago, last week. 
She was stepping backwards toward 
the stage when the accident occurred. 

Lou Wesley, at Atlantic City for the 
past week, plans a few weeks' stay in 
the Catskills in the hope of benefitting 
his health. 

D. F. Hennessey, at Paul Smith's, in 
the Adirondacks, has written to New 
York he is sufficiently recovered in 
health to return to work within the next 
fortnight, but it has been suggested to 
him that he remain away for the bal- 
ance of the current month. 

Jo Paige Smith (Hughes & Smith) 
was taken ill Tuesday with hemor- 
rhoids. 

Richards and Kyle were forced to 
cancel their western time through the 
illness of Miss Richards. 

William Rock was struck on the 
head by a curtain batten on the stage 
of the Liberty during the performance 
of "Hitchy-Koo" Monday night. He 
A as out of the cast fui ihe ruilu'wing 
three performances. 

Harry Fox, Chicago, collapsed on the 
stage of the Majestic during his act 
.Sunday night. He was revived in seven 
ininutes. Lew Pollock, the pianist, stall- 
ing meanwhile, when Fox finished the 
act. 

Joseph Remington is recovering from 
an operation on his nose at Trenton, 

Marie Cahill is recovering from in- 
juries received in an accident 
which occurred at her home three 
weeks ago. She was curling her 
hair with the aid of an alcohol lamp, 
when the lamp tipped over, striking a 
celluloid comb. It exploded, burning 
her hand. After a week in bed Miss 
Cahill attempted to come downstairs 
alone, fainted and fell several steps, 
furtlicr bruising herself. 



•m'*-H"*M4%*. i 



New Dutch Comedian Goes In. 

Lou Lewis severed connections with 
Barney Gerard's "Americans" at the 
Gayety, Brooklyn, this week, and his 
place as principal Dutch comedian was 
a ssumed by Billy Carleton. 



VAUDE.VILLE 



H: V. A.*S NEW CLUB: IWUSE 
WILL BE RATS' OLD QUARTERS 



Former White Rat BuUding on West 46th Street Turned 

Over to National Vaudeville Artists. Rats Bondholders 

Fully Protected. Transfer Happened at Time when 

''Deal"* Was Pending to Wipe Out Rats Holders 

of Bonds. Story of the ""Deal.'' 



The National Vaudeville Artists have 
the former White Rats clubhouse on 
West 46th street for their new home, 
and the society of variety artists will 
move into it upon completion of the 
extensive repairs to be made. The 
building was erected for a clubhouse 
It contains a large meeting hall, a 
gymnasium and swimming pool, be- 
sides having a restaurant in the base- 
ment and a number of rooms on the 
upper floors. 

While it has not been officially an- 
nounced who stepped into the breach 
• to save the clubhouse and the White 
Rats' bondholders of the property, as 
is set forth in this story, it is generally 
understood that A. Paul Keith and E. 
F. Albee were the persons, taking cer- 
tain obligations upon themselves and 
guaranteeing whenever necessary, in 
order that the artist-investors in the 
White K:its' bonds should not lose 
their savings, as seemed quite posi- 
tive they would at the time. Later, 
according to the story, Messrs. Keith 
and Albee are said to have proposed 
that if the N. V. A. desired a club- 
house, improved and ready for oc- 
cupancy, the clubhouse would be made 
fit for them. The proposal is reported 
to have been accepted with avidity, 
as the N. V. A. has grown so rapidly 
since formed in May, 1916, it long since 
outgrew its present quarters in the of- 
fice building at Broadway and 48th 
street. 

Plans are being drawn by Thomas 
W. Lamb, the architect, and from $75,- 
000 to $100,000 will be expended in re- 
modeling, refurnishing and redecorat- 
ing. 

A visit to the old clubhouse prior to 
the departure of the White Rats 
would have convinced anyone that its 
condition was in such a demoralized 
state, from top to bottom, that even if 
the White Rats had been able to hold 
it, it never could have been, under its 
present condition, anything but a ren- 
devouz for seditious propaganda such 
as the agitator preached. Out of the 
ashes of the old defunct order of the 
White Rats there will arise a useful 
institution. Instead of using the club- 
house for disgruntled meetings and a 
resort where one could hear nothing 
but strife, no matter which way he 
turne.d, under the N. V. A.'s regime all 
will be changed. Ladies and gentle- 
men of the vaudeville profession will 
have a clubhouse they will be extreme- 
ly proud of. There will be nothing 
finer in this or any other country, and 
it will be used for the purpose of so- 
cial gatherings — a meeting place for 
artists and their friends where they 
can spend their leisure moments in 
recreation or quietude as they desire. 
The entire institution will be run on a 
plan consistent with the dignity of 
vaudeville at the present time. Re- 
forms and improvements in the vaude- 
ville business that have not already 
gone into effect, according to the 
agreements between the N. V. A. and 
the Vaudeville Managers' Protective 
Association, will be put into operation 
as early as it is possible to do so, and 
before another cason sets in it is be- 

will be insured through membership 
in the N. V. A. Conferences are now 
being held with leading insurance com- 
panies to this end. There will be a 
sick benefit fund, and from time to 



time as the order becomes familiar 
with the wants of its members, the of- 
ficials working in harmony with the 
Vaudeville Managers' Protective As- 
sociation, will consider these wants in 
the most serious and liberal manner. 
There are 7,500 N. V. A. members, 
all in good standing, and this covers 
95 per cent, of the vaudeville field. 

The old regime of White Rats, and 
especially those who held bonds in the 
clubhouse, will find that they are far 
better off financially and in every 
other way under the management of 
the N. V. A. than they were under 
the management of the old White Rat 
officials. Now there is substantiality 
and safety for those who in the early 
days invested their money in the club- 
house. If the late officials of the 
White Rats had carried out their plans 
the bondholders would have been 
wiped out of existence. There is a 
story printed in a daily of April 17, 
1917, which will bear repeating here 
for the benefit of those who were mis- 
led into believing that their protection 
rested only in the hands of the old 
White Rat officials: 
RATS MAY ASSIGN 

CLUBHOUSE LEASE 
Meeting of Organixation Will Be 
Held, Broadway Hears, to 
Pass on Question Today. 
REALTY HOLDERS ALARMED. 
White Rats and former White 
Rats along Broadway last night 
were discussing with interest and 
considerable excitement a deal re- 
ported to be on to transfer the 
White Rats' clubhouse in West 
Forty-sixth Street to persons not 
interested in theatricals. 

The story was that at a meeting 
of the White Rats' International 
Board, to be held today, the lease 
of the White Rats' Union, Inc., is 
to be assigned. This assignment 
is to carry the privilege for the 
White Rats' executives to retain 
their offices there, and also for the 
members to hold stated meetings 
in the auditorium. 

White Rats who hold bonds in 
the White Rats Realty Company 
were outspoken in expressing a 
fear that such an arrangement 
might result in the total loss of the 
money they had invested. A pop- 
ular monologist said: 

"I hope any sudden transfer of 
the lease can be blocked until light 
can be thrown on the entire trans- 
action. I had a talk with Harry 
Mountford, and was told that my 
bonds under present conditions 
were not worth the paper they 
were written on. 

"What I want particularly to 
know is, who is going to pay the 
taxes now past due for two years? 
Suppose a dummy took the lease 
on the building, and his backers 
bought the grouiKJ? Then, say, the 
dummy didn't pay the taxes and 
the real people back of him dis- 
possessed him and the White Rats 
along with him. and thus gained 
th', 'ownership of the entire prop- 
erty? 

'\Such a happening is possible. 
■*"— Vrivnr i \ ' ctt- 'k znr'i'&^Wc ^ v , 1 1 . l •v5i*'-\tt"~ 
bonds? I can see where I and the 
rest of the bondholders would lose 
every dollar we invested in those 
bonds. 
"I shall do everything I can to 



have o^ers join with me in block- 
—wg- thi s 4«^- untile w« caa-4carii 

more Otboiit^ tt . >,^ >-.. , 

"Not only would the Whit£ Rats 
who invested money in the bonds 
lose it, but the White Rats' Union 
would also be without a meeting 
place after such a dummy was dis- 
possessed. 

"If anybody thinks he can get 
this property through a dummy by 
paying two years' taxes, he is mak- 
ing a big mistake. With my 
friends I'll block any deal that 
does not thoroughly protect the 
bondholders and the White Rats 
by going into court." 
When it became evident that there 
was no way to save the White Rats' 
Realty Company, the fertile brain of 
the agitator commenced to look 
around to see how it was possible to 
save his own position, and how to 
sacrifice the White Rats' Realty Com- 
pany. With these objects in view, the 
first thing to do was to get rid of the 
clubhouse and make a deal, if possible, 
to be allowed to hold meetings there. 
A deal was on with certain parties who 
were to buy the clubhouse, but the 
lease was to be made in the name of a 
dummy, who was to rent it. An agree- 
ment was to be made with the ofncials 
that they would be allowed to hold 
meetings in the dubhouse for a speci- 
fied time. This, the parties who were 
to take over the lease, didn't relish, in- 
asmuch as they wanted to use the club- 
house for another purpose. So the 
dummy who was to take over the lease 
was to make an agreement with the 
officials of the White Rats. On Dec. 
19, 1916. the agitator of the White 
Rats applied to a certain lawyer down- 
town, who represented some moneyed 
interests, for a loan of $5,000, giving 
as security a chattel mortgage on the 
furnishings. These furnishmgs had 
already been mortgaged to the bond- 
holders, and it later became a question 
whether the chattel mortgage for this 
loan of $5,000 was worth the paper it 
was written on, inasmuch as the White 
Rats' bondholders held a prior mort- 
gage. This loan is a matter of public 
knowledge. It was to run to March 
19, 1917. Sometime prior to the ma- 
turity of the loan, the lawyer referred 
to above was approached on a propo- 
sition to dispose of the clubhouse 
property. The owner of the land was 
also approached by a White Rat agita- 
tor, who informed him that it would 
not be possible for the White Rats to 
hold it longer. A few days later along 
came the parties with whom the agita- 
tor was negotiating, and asked the 
owner the price of the property. The 
owner stated he would take $150,000. 
Then the stage was set for the parties 
with whom the agitator was working 
to become the owners of the property. 




LEONA THOM PSON 

Wlio bn.n brrn OMKiigcd for th*^ prlncfpaV 
pnrt ill "OH nOY" uiulfr Uir iniii)n(((*tiiriit 
of KLLIOrr, COMSTOr.K A GEST, the on- 
giiKoini'iit hcitiK coMHUiiiinuti'd by MARTIN 
SAMI»Ti:n. 

Miss Thompson won the star last season 
in "Stop, I»oK and Listen." 



There were large debts on the club- 
.Jmase,-.&uch..a9._hAck. Uptti aniounting; 
.,to,7»bont $15,000. and other bills for 
large amounts, which had to be paid. 
The failure to pay these taxes was a 
direct violation of the White Rats' 
lease and the White Rats were likely 
to be thrown out of the clubhouse any 
day by the owner for the non-pay- 
ment thereof. If this had happened 
the White Rats' bonds would have 
been absolutely worthless, because the 
bonds were simply a lien on the White 
Rats' lease and when that was wiped 
out the bonds would be wiped out. 
With this situation staring them in the 
face an arrangement was made that, 
providing the parties bought the 
ground, a lease for a term of years 
was to be made to another party con- 
trolled by those who bought the 
ground, and this party was to make an 
arrangement with the White Rats' 
Union to allow them to hold meetings 
in the clubhouse for one year. 

After everything was established ac- 
cording to this layout, the bill was 
to be presented to the then tenant for 
the taxes amounting to about $15,000. 
He was to refuse to pay the same, 
and the then owners of the property 
would have a right to abrogate his 
lease. In the abrogation of this lease, 
the White Rats' contract would also 
have been abrogated, and the parties 
who bought the land would then have 
acquired the clubhouse hy paying the 
taxes themselves. There was a rumor 
that from $5,000 to $10,000 would be 
paid to an agitator of the White Rats' 
Union for making this deal, i. e., the 
$5,000 chattel mortgage was to be 
called of! and $5,000 was to be paid 
as a bonus, and at this meeting the 
White Rat is alleged to have asked the 
advice of an expert accountant who 
was present how they could make the 
entry in the books of the White Rats' 
Union so that they could explain its 
non-appearance in the White Rats' 
Realty Company books. The bondhold- 
ers who had already been sacrificed 
were also to have their interest neg- 
lected and the $5,000 was to be charged 
in the White Kats' Union, where the 
agitator had control. 

The White Rat was so elated oyer 
this arrangement that at a meeting 
on the evening of the day the deal was 
agreed upon, he announced to his fol- 
lowers all was not lost; that he would 
not be obliged to give up the meet- 
ings; that a friend had stepped in to 
help him, and that all was well now. 
But this whole scheme was upset the 
next morning by the article in the 
daily, which was prompted by a cer- 
tain holder of White Rats' bonds, who 
went to the agitator of the Rats and 
asked him what was going to happen 
to the bonds; that he had a certain 
amount and was anxious to know 
about his investment. He was then 
told that the bonds were not worth 
the paper they were written on, and 
he had to take his chances witn the 
rest. This man, having the whole 
story in reference to the deai, caused 
the story, disclosing the scheme of 
selling the clubhouse in which the 
bondholders would be sacrificed. When 
the officials and those who were to 
participate in the deal read this article 
it threw consternation into their camp, 
and the proposed purchasers refused 
to deal any further, inasmuch as the 
article stated that the bondholders 
would go to court to see that their 
rif?hts were protected. 

At that moment, everything seemed 
lost for the White Rats' Realty Com- 
pany, but certain individuals well- 
known in vaudeville, having the best 
interest of vaudeville at heart, stepped 
into the breach and furnished the 
money to pay the debts of the White 
Rats, secure the bondholders, of which 
$60,000 was held by a bank, and the 
i)a!an(t' 'hy artists ail over the coun- 

Vaudcville Managers' Protective Asso- 
ciation and the N. V. A., it was decided 
that this should be the new home of 
the \. V. A and all the old obliga- 
(Continucd on Page 10.) 



10 



VAUDE,VILLE 



N. V. A/l N£W^tUBHOUSE. 

(Lniniiujcii troiu |»aKt' *^) 
Umiis; I. c. llu' payment ot the then 
turriiil (IrLls ainl ihc security of the 
ln.n.lh..l<l«is' iiitnrsts wonhl be taken 
lip :iii.l l.miir l»V tl»c N. V. A. 

It IS very evidiiit that the very onfs 
who an- liV;l>tinK tlic N. V. A. and the 
\';ni.lrVilU' MaiiafsHMs' I'rotective Asso- 
ii.it iut) aio thi- ones to he hcnchted 
l)v l)«»th .>f thoe institutions today 
and in tin- Inturi'. Had the chibhouse 
"(U;.!" l)ci'n put throuKh the bond- 
h(dd(•r^ would. l)y this arrangement, 
have Inst all their holdniKS. 

Wluti tlu* deal was made by the 
vaudi-villo nun interested as above it 
was spiiilirallv stated that the only 
objtit in takiuK over this clubhouse 
was tn have an ii»stitution bujlt on 
linos of (U'l rncv and honesty, and that 
those who put their money into the 
White Rats' Realty Company, whether 
fneiul or foe. should be protected. 

Now thev are protected, and the in- 
terest on the bonds will be paid within 
the next few weeks. The clubhouse 
will be rebuilt on the most elabt>rate 
lilies with a view of conifort and pleas- 
ure for its members. The reforms will 
he carried out in the most business- 
lik« w.iv. and an era of good feeling 
ail. I ... operation between the artist 
and tlie imnaKer will ensue which will 
wii>e out for time the bitterness that 
has been created by certain oflicials 
ot the White Rats for the past fifteen 
yc.irs. with nothing but disastrous re- 
sult n for the White Rats. 

The vauilcville business has grown 
to be a verv im|)orlant part of thea- 
inc.ils. Stars of the highest standing 
in the drani.ilic. operatic and musical 
conudv line have found it both proht- 
able aiul aKMoeablc. In returu, vaude- 
ville has contributed its wonderful 
talent to every held of the Wi>rld's 
show business, and the National 
Vaudeville Artists with its splendid 
membership, housed in a new club- 
house of elegance and convenience, 
will take its place as one of the lead- 
ing branches of a wonderful profes- 
sion. 



TABS ON SOCIAL CLUB. 

That the prolonged etVorts of the 
few rem.iining active members of the 
Actors' Social LMub, which practically 
represents the remnants of the White 
Rats Actors* rnii»n. is being ch>sely 
"tabbed" by the X'audcville Managers' 
rr»)tective Association was clearly evi- 
dent tliis week at a ct>mmittee meet- 
ing of the maiKiKierial t)rgani/ation 
when r.it C.isey, general supervisor of 
the \'. M. I'. A., produced a verbatim 
repi^rt of the last meeting and supple- 
mented it tui the records oi his activi- 
ties with a list right to date of the 
members in good st.mding. even reg- 
isteiing deeper iletails by givi^ig »uit a 
list ol the nun \n1i«» visitcil the loilge 
rooms dail> . 

While the Stui.il Club has never ap- 
pro.icluMl .1 serious st.ige in the ininds 
i\i the m.magcrs, they are at least 
litili/mg it as means to prove beyond 
the sli.nlnw oi a doubt their ability to 
keep miiuite watch on the moves oi the 
siis|<ect(«l .iK'.it.itors whose future am- 
bitiiMi ni.iy be \o stir up disci>ntent 
amoii^ \ aiuleville's rank aiul lile. 

1 he List iiuetiiig of the Social Clnb. 
luhl 1 .ilxM- D.iy, c.iiricd an attendance 
(.) 17. witli Ih. Henry b'reem.m. the 
vliib's picsiileiit. prcsiiling. Cieorge 
l>eliiioii- oci iipieil the vice presiilent's 
I li.ui riie sm.ill .itteiitl.mce created 
louMiiei.iMc coiunu lit among those 
pvescut. who seemed iiulineil to think 
• ! ;• ;>' ■, ■ •■■1 ', "I .M! N • ••!•■ .' t ' t'k'i'l ii' meet 
1!'. w:-> i; , •!;i!\\;M ^\ .i ^ ''(}\:.il to .111 .id- 
missr,ViV*»"i ^IVtei e»t iirflie coiit inu.ince 
ot \\ Inir K.il --piiit. This w.is als«» ac- 
lei'tcd .is ihi' k.iu->e \\h\ new members 
V »MiM ii(>t he sei \\\ ed 

I hr .111 u Ir in 1 hi" l.isf issue (>f 
\'m;ii ^^ 1 «• :.ii il'ii'.; the .iholition of 
kiic "hl.iikhsi' .ill.'W«d iov siMiie ctMi- 
\ctsation. siMiie di'uhling its authen- 



ii\4tyr -otlier« -^eeUfig- it w» -a HML«a^ 
Ki rial overture to procure the services 
of the iSocial Club members. 

Two resignations were received from 
Sam Curtis and Edward K. Kosenfield. 
Curtis has not attended a meeting for 
two months, once stating that to be- 
long to the club would keep him un- 
employed. His resignation will be^hcld 
up until he has paid his dues, appar-* 
eiitly the method employed to "bloat" 
the rapidly dwindling membership 
list. Roscnfield liad been secretary- 
treasurer. Jack O'Brien was suggested 
to succeed him. but was not sutViciently 
favored to be appointed. 

Nothing else of importance occurred. 

Mr. Casey advised his audience that 
with the partial "lifting" of the so- 
called "blacklist," those men who re- 
mained in good standing in the club 
clearly defined themselves as bound to 
remain true to "Mountfordism," while 
the resignations which might come 
.ilong in the future would indicate the 
identity of agitators who had been 
finally convinced and "cured." 

The list of members at present iii 
g(n>d 'standing, according to the V. M. 
IV A. records, arc: 



jH(*k Atklna 
.laiiu's Aubrey 
Johnny Ucll 
William Hurt 
Mac liarnot 
Leo DrKS* 
Juolc Uuncroft 
Harry HoU 
.lohn HyrnpB 
Krneat Carr 
Krneat Cutting 
Cameron C lemons 
Frank Cunningham 
J. Cann«ld 
Louis P. Cnrdlnl 
lunula (^hevaller 
AlfreU Dorla 
Stevo ThrouRhton 
Austin Walah 
Kdwarda Pa^ls 
UenrKe Deliuore 
Lro Pcmrauer 
Albert Kilwnnla 
Loiih Richwald 
IxiulH KnrdmaD 
Krii'k KrlckHon 
l»r. Harry Freeman 
Frnnk Kurlonr 
Tubby Qarron 
.lolin Qilroy 
ThoinuH Cllcnroy 
Frank lioRan 
Wilbur Meld 
Sum Jon«<a 
Ira KuHHner 
Ktlwin KrouKh 
William WalHh 
Pat Walsh 
(•«H). KinKflbury 



A. Lopes 
Hert Lovey 
Jacob Lery 
Al LaTalla 
Colle Lorella 
A. Lorella 
A. Lloyd Lack 
Henry Lewla 
Matty Lclb 
Arthur Jennings 
Jack McNameo 
Andy McLeod 
Johnny J. Martin - 
Tommy Mullcna 
i?. Moyastdlas 
n. Moyaaldlaa 
Henry Marcus 
Arthur Williams 
Colton White 
Harry O. Mack 
Jack Mclnerney 
Fred Nolan 
Jark OUrten 
Win. Try or 
Wm. Potts 
Jack Prln*le 
F.rnrst Prlngle 
Jark Quinn 
Al Uoblna 
Frank Ray 
TlioH. ItiiHnell 
Charll*' Sharp 
Max L. Sebrode 
Allen Smith 
I>r. I)«'neHac 
Cbas. Simon 
Jnt'k Warner 
Jerry Ward 
M. Walsh 



There is said to be many lUher names 
rn tho organization's membership list, 
but the above mentioned are the only 
ones in good standing through having 
paid their dues. 

Those members alleged to have visit- 
t d the club rooms for three days arc 
as follows, as also reported to the V. 
M. 1\ A. meeting: 

.August M, Al lulwarils, Joe Weston, 
Harry Mac. hVed Nolen. Charley Si- 
mians. Charlie Sharpe. .Andy Mcl.eod, 
lack Mclnerney. Hill Hnrth. Hill Pryor, 
Jidniny McNamee. Get^rge l)elmi>re, 
l'\ lix Pattv. Tommy Cilenrov, Colton 
White. 

.Sept. 2, Kdwards Davis. Or. Free- 
man. Harry Mac. James .Aubrey, 
I harlie Simons. Hill Pryor, .Andy Mc- 
l.eoil. Max .Shrode. Johnny McNamee. 
(ieorge Helmore. Ti>mmy Cdenroy, Jack 
.\tkins, ICrwing H;iys. Coltim White. 

The following day the dub register 
c.urieil the names of .Arthur Jennings. 
1 ilwanls Davis. Hill Vryor, .Alfred Do- 
ria. b'rank I'^nrlong. Hill Hnrth. J.ick 
Mclnerney, (ieorge Delmore. Jack .At- 
kins, Ciei>rge Kingsbury, Feli\ Patty. 
t harlie Sliari^e, Charles Simons. C^dton 
White, 'l\>mmy (ilenroy, Ti>miny Mul- 
lens, Johnny ^fartin. 



W-ber's Flying Trip. 

Herman Weber, of tlie Harry Weber 
Aiicncy. pri»bably established a reci^nl 
this week when he jumped west to look 
»ner four ads. one in llgin. 111., one in 
Kockford. 111.. aiKMher in Milwaukee, 
.iml the fourth in Chicago. 

Wehor lelt New \'oik Saturday and 
leit (. bica^o on the return leg of his 
journey Tuesday. 



- NfiW-OFFICERS^^N-MEW CLUB*- 

The first general ^lec^ton of the Na- 
tional Vaudeville Artists will likely oc- 
cur shortly before that organization re- 
moves its present quarters to the late 
clubhouse of the White Rats, when 
that is turned over to the N. V. A. in 
its newly decorated and complete con- 
dition. 

All of the nominees slated for elec- 
tive office for Uie second term in the 
N. V. A, will be active in their posi- 
tions. It is proposed from accounts to 
make up a clean slate of the verv best 
administrative material among the ar- 
tist members who can devote time to 
the aflairs of the artists' bociety. 



SUGGESTION FOR VAUDEVILLE. 

Vauiktv has received a suggestion 
from Marie Rozella, of the Three Ro- 
zellas, made indirectlv to the members 
of the National V^audeville Artists. 

It is in effect that some time within 
the next 60 days, all members of the 
N. V. A., either on a day set by that 
organization or by themselves, take 
that day's salary (one-seventh) from 
the weekly envelope and donate it to 
any war charity, or for the purpose of 
furnishing the professionals in the serv- 
ice with cheer for Christmas time. 

Miss Rozella says, "As so many o 
our people are ^oing to the front and 
we are all anxious to do our bit, I 
suggest an idea," after which the young 
woman states the object, and then says, 
"This letter is not intended for publica- 
tion — just want to submit the idea, hop- 
ing it may be worked out by cleverer 
heads." 



CLARK'S RAT LIST. 

F.dward Clark, author of "De Luxe 
.Annie" at the Booth (based on a pub- 
lished short story by Scaninion Lock- 
wood), has selected fof the names of 
some of the characters in the piece 
members of the defunct White Rats, 
as follows: "Dr. Niblo" (Fred Niblo); 
••Jordan UcW" (Frank Rell), Frank 
North, "Jimmie Fitzpatrick" (James 
William Fitzpatrick). "Cronin" (Tim 
Cronin). '•Cyrus Monroe" (Geo. W. 
Monroe). "JetTerson D. Fsmonde" (Ed- 
ward Ksmondc). 

Mr. Clark was vice-president of the 
Rats. 



BOSTOCK NOT GUILTY. 

Gordon Hostock was exonerated of 
the charge of assault preferred against 
him by N. Jackolo, former manager of 
the (Tansinos, the dancing act, the 
judges of the Court of Special Sessions 
lindi.ig the agent not guilty. 

The alleged assault occurred several 
months ago. the agent "walloping" 
Jackolo after the latter had given him 
what is popularly known as "the bird," 
on the street. 

Ill feeling had existed between the 
pair for some time, and it culminated 
in the street battle and arrest of Bos- 
tock. 

.A civil suit, with Jackolo the com- 
plainant, is still in action against Bos- 
tock. the latter claiminiL: an interest in 
the Cansino act and asking for an ac- 
conntinv; of tlie commissions and pay- 
ments otherwise made to the agents by 
the dancers. 



BILL MASAUD RETIRES. 

William Masaud,- for many years con- 
nected in a managerial capacity with 
one or another of the present Keith 
New Y(uk theatres (having started 
when those houses were managed by 
Percy G. Williams), has retired from 
\aiuleville. His latest position was at 
the ('ireenpoint, Brooklyn. Masaud 
.iiid Williams are brothers-in-law. 

Tat (iarvan has been uiven chari^e 
nl the t >i eenj^i^int. Mi I'lats.in was 
fi^rmerly manager of Keith's, Jersey 
City, leaving there some time ago to 
engage in a commercial venture. 



. yiSITINC THE TROOPS, 

Whcrv-tM 71ft segimerX lcmjM)rarJJy , 
located in New York at Van Cortland 
park, the friends of those officers of 
the regiment who are connected with 
theatricals have had an opportunity to 
visit them weekly, the camp being open 
to visitors during Saturday afternoons, 
and all day Sundays. 

Among the members of the regi- 
ment holding commissioned titles are 
Ray Hodgdon, captain; William Wolf- 
enden, top sergeant, and Ray Kemp, 
sergeant. .They are permitted to enter- 
tain visiting friends during those days, 
the best- means of visiting being via 
auto to the park entrance, from where 
they are piloted to the various camps 
by guards. 

Capt. Hodgdon has several artists in 
his company who entertain the troops 
nightly, among them Jack Onri, the 
juggler, who was permitted to play sev- 
eral weeks in vaudeville under his 
proper name; Private John Hanley, 
combining his juggling specialty with 
•efforts to recruit "rookies" for the 
Hodgdon company in the 71st. 



BILL MACARFS LONG LAPSL 

Bill Macart, of Macart and Bradford, 
after a lapse of 25 years, has written 
a legitimate play. It is a, coniedy- 
drama and will be called "The Man 
Downtown," dealing with the expose 
of methods employed in a district at- 
torney's office. 

Twenity-five years back Macart wrote 
"Hogah's Alley," selling it outright for 
$160. The piece played for several 
years, with five and six companies sent 
out annually. 

Mr. Macart was led to his latest ef- 
fort when Miss Bradford (Mrs. Ma- 
cart), after visiting a legitimate agency 
was advised she didn't have sufficient 
standing in legit circles to warrant her 
engagement in a principal's role, where- 
upon William decided to reverse this 
opinion and unearthed the 'idea" -lying 
in a trunk for a number of years. 



The Pantages shows are going to 
play the Majestic, Superior, Wis., 
again this fall. 



BECK'S RACING RECORD. 

Martin Beck probably established a 
travelling record for himself (he has 
scored previous ones) this week when 
journeying to the openings of the 
Orpheum theatres in St. Louis and New 
Orleans. 

Mr. Beck hopped lightly on the 20th 
Century last Thursday, dropped off at 
Chicago, spent a few hours with archi- 
tects giving orders for the new theatre 
to be built there, played 18 holes of 
golf with Mort Singer, and skipped 
on to St. Louis, where in a few more 
hours he outlayed all instructions 
anent the opening there. 

Leaving for New Orleans, he ar- 
rived Sunday, attended the opening of 
bis theatre, remaining for the two 
shows, and then expressed back to St. 
I.ouis to be present at ♦! , opening. 
In the Missouri town he » - i •« d but a 
few moments after the final cu.U'i, re- 
turning to New York, where he arrived 
Wednesday afternoon at 2. 

His pinochle companion on this 
joiuney was Mort Singer. 

Hale and Paterson Not Separated. 

Frank Hale is the authority for the 
statement refuting the report from Chi- 
cago last week he and Singe Paterson 
had dissolved their vaudeville partner- 
ship. Miss Paterson is spending sev- 
eral weeks in Chicago appearing at the 
Bismarck Gardens, pending tl.e reopen- 
ing of the Hale and Paterson act, sched- 
uled for Sept. 22. This season the turn 
will carry its own orchestra of nine in- 
stead of six pieces, which was the com- 
plement last season. 

^.ouise Dresser Quits the Coast. 

San Francisco, Sept. 5. "' 
Louise Dresser, who journeyed to 
the Coast to play two weeks here and 
Los .\ngcles, cancelled her engage- 
ment after one week, and will return 
to New York. 

Miss Dressier was not seen at her 
best and decided to close. 



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VoL XLVIII. 



No. 2 



Z^he BUcklist" was lifted by the 
vaudeville managers, at. an opportune 
time, the opening of the new season, 
and the action disclosed the managers' 
association reason in not calling it off 
before. It likely was to impress the 
lesson over the summer upon those 
listed that they could not with impunity 
and- without tear of punishment follow 
an agitating lead or act against the 
wishes-of the managers. The managers 
felt peculiarly aggrieved in this in- 
stance of the blacklist through having 
f properly warned those upon it, long be> 
ore they gave cause to be blacklisted. 
Therefore the managers concluded that 
the unfriendly actions of all the artists 
were willful, but that they later cor- 
rected that impression was proved by 
the abolishment of the list, for the very 
large majority of those upon it. Mean- 
time the managers pursued their course,' 
as announced, that those remaining 
loyal to regular vaudeville during the 
White Rats trouble should be given 
preference in bookings for this season. 
One of the reasons why the abolish- 
ment of the blacklist was held until last 
week may have been for that purpose. 
That was a worthy reason, for those re- 
maining loyal, taking the verbal and 
sometimes the physical abuse of those 
who were insanely enthusiastic, it 
seemed, for a lost cause were entitled 
to first call. 

Now that that is over and the new 
season in vaudeville starts off with a 
clean slate in respect to the internal 
business relations of artists and man- 
aRcrs, let the attempt be made to keep 
that slate clean, for all time, by the 
managers and the artists. And never 
again we hope will the vaudeville play- 
ers of this country allow themselves to 
be led into trouble for no better causes 
than the principal leader of the White 
Rats gave thorn. These causes when 
boiled down were nothing, and the 
White Rat agitating of a year or more 
merely meant, as vARiBTr has often 
said, a livelihood for the man agitat- 
ing. Whether all of his supporters were 
sincere in their fidelity to the organiza- 
tion or himself we don't know. Among 
some of those supporters were artists 
it seems incredible to believe could have 
been gullible enough to accept the guff 
this man threw at the actors to cover 
himself and his objects. For this fal- 
len leader was never sincere. He 
couldn't be. It's not in his make up. 
If the actor can believe nothing else 
they might know that a man with 
Mountford's egotism could not be sfh- 
cere, for that sort of egotism brings 
self too frequently in mind, and sin- 
cerity ignores self. 

"Fight** has failed. Let all other 
means be tried hereafter before that is 
ever again resorted to. The artists 
should see to it themselves that they 
povern themselves for ever after. As 
TicsiJciit Vt'UsOM has charged Ger- 
many, that it is not the German people 
but the German rulers causing and con- 
tinuing this great war, so did the rulers 
of the White Rats plunge the vaudeville 
actors into strife, without the playing 
masses wishing it or having any word 



)fi it Th«t wmi because the players and 
members of the White Rats permitted 
afi~"" uusympathetic 'and' non-playtiiS' 
member to lead them. 

With the aeaaon on, it may be ex- 
pected that all of the promises of the 
managers regarding reforms and adjust- 
ments will be rapidly put into execu- 
tion. That is their part of the bargain 
and it is a most wise one. Their pledges 
were, accepted as solemn in momentous 
times and the« artist has every reason 
to place full faith in them. 

Watch your songs t It is timely at 
the beginning of the season to remind 
artists it is the duty of each and every- 
one to give the public what it wants. 
No song is of necessity a good song 
because a clever professional manager 
says that it is. Watch your songs and 
watch 'em closely and the public will 
render the verdict, incontestable as to 
their value. Too many acts seem care- 
less about their songs, and are content 
to go along week after week using a 
number even though it does not get 
more than a slight ripple of applause. 
At this time, when it is generally un- 
derstood the publishers are not paying 
singers for the use of numbers, there 
seems no reason whatever why an act 
should keep a number in the repertoire 
that does not go over as a sure nre, and 
when an act is in New York it is the 
time to clear out all of the dead wood 
and replace it with new timber. Of 
course there is always the possibility a 
number may be too new for an audi- 
ence to really appreciate it. But just 
watch your songs and watch your audi- 
ences. 



Flossie Flynn are engaged. Miss 
Flynn merely says: "What are you 
trying to wish on -me?*'- The upiiiot 
may oe that Mark wil! have to go to 
war, anyway. 

Peter McCourt, lessee of the Broad- 
way, Denver, who has been in the 
east motoring through Canada and New 
England all summer, is in New York 
and will remain for a few weeks before 
returning to his native Ifeath. 

W. R. Williams is returning to theat- 
ricals, having clqsed his 7th avenue cy- 
clomobile headquarters Saturday. Wil- 
liams was unable to fill the contracts on 
hand for the machines owing to the 
lack of material to build them. 

Alfred P. Maaish, secretary and 
treasurer of the Coney Island Com- 
pany, at Cincinnati, drove his auto over 
a 25-foot embankment Tuesday night 
in that city. The machine was 
wrecked, but the driver was unhurt. 

Henderson's, Coney Island, loses its 
vaudeville this week, with the theatre 
operating a week longer with pictures, 
the entire Henderson establishment 
closing for the season after the end of 
the Coney Island Mardi Gras, Sept. 16. 

The Labor Day theatrical business 
Monday was universally jreported as the 
record breaker for the opening of the 
season during the past several years. 
With weather cool during the week 
since, the future looked rosy to the 
showmen. 

An all-star bill, arranged by Ward de 



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sent ca?c VARIETY. 



Billie Jackson is producing the shows 
at the Orpheum, Toledo. 

Carlton Hoagland returned to the 
United Booking Offices this week, in £. 
M. Robison's department. 



George Pantages, a nephew of Alex. 
Pantages, is now personally managing 
the Pantages, Vancouver, B. C. 

Charles Gramlich, musical stock at 
the Colonial, Toledo, heads one of the 
new International Circuit shows. 

Walter J. Plimmer is being sued for 
$30,000 as the result of knocking down 
a woman and fracturing one of her 
ribs while driving his car through the 
Coney Island boulevard. 

The Rialto, Amsterdam, N. Y., form- 
erly booked through Joe Eckl, is now 
booked \)y Walter Plimmer, playing 
five acts and a feature, splitting with 
the Family, Gloversville. 

Herbert Lloyd has mailed petitions 
asking that they be signed and forward- 
ed to Arthur Buckner at the Federal 
Prison, Atlanta, petitioning a commu- 
tation of Buckner's sentence. 

The case against William Thompson 
for alleged violation of the state em- 
ployment agency law, prosecuted by of- 
ficers of the Commission of Licenses' 
office, has been set for trial Sept. 10. 

Dr. William H. Goldberg, physician 
lo i;rc N'a\rori2rl'\*a'ati^ ilic Afcists, an J 
house doctor at the Riverside and Al- 
hambra. has moved his offices to 251 
West 95th street, at the corner of 
Broadway. 

Mark Levy will not deny that he and 



Wolf, will be given at the Columbia 
Club, Whitestone, L. I., for the benefit 
of the Women's Stage War Relief. 
Alexander Lcftwich, Dan Frohman's 
gene/al stage manager, will have 
charge of the stage.- 

Henry K. Burton has been made gen- 
eral manager for Barton & Olson, who 
operate the Lyric, Indianapolis. Will 
Showmaker of that city (professionally 
known as Sidney Jerome) has been 
appointed manager of the Lyric, suc- 
ceeding Mr. Burton. 

The vaudeville men during the week 
have been filling "Comfort Packages" 
for the soldiers in France, by asking 
persons their ages. When told, a like 
number of pennies must be deposited in 
the little cloth bag that has a tag at- 
tached explaining the purpose. 



Mrs. Mae Caldwell, wife of Walter 
Caldwell, formerly treasurer of the 
Colonial, New York, was granted a 
divorce Aug. 28 in Jacksonville, Flor- 
ida, on the ground of "ungovernable 
temper. Arthur B. Milan was her at- 
torney. 

Among the headline turns hooked for 
future dates at the Royal, Bronx, are 
the Dolly Sisters, week Oct. 1, "For- 
est Fire." Oct. 8, "Society Set," Oct. 
15, Belle Baker, two weeks commencing 
Oct. 29, and Blossom Seeley and Co., 
two weeks starting Nov. 19. 



ihe \.oiambus, O., thcatic inairagcrs 
have organized themselves into a per- 
manent Managers' Association. W. W. 
Prosser. manager of Keith's. Columbus, 
promoted the organization. Charter 
mcmhers are Billy James (Broadway) 
and Charles Harper (Lyceum). 



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Maurice Haaa, credited with the or^ 
ganization of the new exempt "Dand<^ 
ruff" gag (first used by Conroy and 
Lemaire), presented Adelaide and 
Hughes with a new title for their act 
called "A rhythmic exposition of re* 
splendent calisthenic sinuosity." 

John Donavan, director-singer, had 
charge of the show at the Canadian 
Eastern Exhibition, Sherbrooke, Que- 
bec, Aug. 28-Sept. 1. His bill comprised 
the Four Danubes, Three Webber Sis- 
ters, Apdale's Zoo, Spissell Bros, and 
Mack, Ladell Trio and the Minstrel Re- 
view. 

Coleman Goeta, lyricist and vande- 
villian, who recentlv returned from the 
mid-West to join the professional staff 
of the Leo Feist company, retired from 
that firm this week. He will return to 
vaudeville, johnny Nestor, also of the 
Feist staff, acted likewise, incidentall/ 
with the same future in view. 

Haxel Harrington, formerly of Ber- 
nard and Harrington, is now playing 
the femlile lead in the Thomas J. Ryan 
sketches (Ryan-Richfield Co.) at pres- 
ent on the U. B. O. circuits. 

Big time vaudeville will open in the 
Keith houses at Cincinnati and In- 
dianapolis Sept. 16; at Louisville. 
Sept. 2A. : 

Rejmolds and Donegan had an at- 

home celebration last week at Rensse- 
laer, Ind., upon going into their new 
house there. A local paper near-by 
gave the affair nearly a column, men- 
tioning all the contractors who had ' 
taken part in building what the paper 
described as "a magnificent home.^ 

The Consul-General for the Nether- 
land:, at the West Street Building, 
West and Cedar streets. New York, is 
inquiring for the present whereabouts 
of a countryman, Paul Van Dyke, re- 
ported as an artist with an address at 
the former White Rats club. His rela- 
tives in the Netherlands are anxious to 
learn whether he is alive or dead. 

A private cable from Fr ink Van 
Hoven states he has inherited through 
his mother's brother freehold prop- 
erty in Cork, Ireland, a building con- 
taining 800 seating capacity, used as 
a picture house, three public bars and 
a 22-room hotel. Hi« part of the estate 
is valued at $120,000, and he says he 
has been offered $80,000 cash for it 

Gus Hill received Monday the ad- 
vertising section of a daily paper in 
York, Pa., advertising a vaudeville act 
starring Ed. West and Major Wiener, 
formerly with one of his "Mutt and 
Jeff" shows, which billed the name of 
the performers and "late stars of" in 
small type, the remainder of the adver- 
tisement bearing the "Mutt and JefP* 
name in huge type and giving the im- 
pression that his show was being pre- 
sented. 

When Emily Ann Wellman jour- 
neyed to St. Louis to participate in the 
opening activities of the new Orpheum 
theater, she expected at any moment to 
be called to the death-bed of her aged 
father. He, however, corralled suffi- 
cient strength* to visit the playhouse 
and sit in a hox for the opening, in- 
sisting on doing so against every ad- 
vice. Immediately after the Wellman 
sketch concluded he collapsed entirely 
and the postponed end is feared any 
day. 

The John Brunton studios have land- 
ed the contract to build the floats for 
the Coney Island Mardi Gras parade 
this week. Brunton planned the 
scenery and props for some of the 
par.'ide novejtjcs.^ Thc^Dromoicrs ap- 
pear to be spending more 'money TTTan 
usual on tlie big closmg festivities of 
Coney Island. Brunton had charge of 
the city decorations for the different 
foreign commis«;ions visiting New York 
this summer. Four times he laid out 
the difllerent decorations. 



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LEGITIMATE, 



DENVER'S FAMOUS STOCK HOUSE 
CLOSES AFTER FOUR YEARS' RUN 



Mismanagement Cause of Theatre Closing. House May Be 
Reopened Shortly. Two Summer Companies Also Close. 



Denver, Sept. 5. 

Labor Day, traditional beginning of 
new theatrical seasons, has this year in 
Denver seen the closing for many 
months of two playhouses and the 
shutting down for an uncertain time of 
a third. Lakeside and Elitch's sus- 
pend as a matter of course until an- 
other summer brings their reopening, 
but the darkening of the Denham has 
come as a shock. 

The Denham has made itself one of 
Denver's institutions. Performances 
have been given there for a longer con- 
tinuous period than at any other the- 
atre of its class in the country. Even 
the famous Alcazar in Saa Francisco, 
operated by a brother of David Belasco, 
has not such a record to its credit. For 
more than four years the Denham has 
not had a dark night until this week. 

The trouble at the Denham has not 
been with the performing company, 
which, on the whole, has been a ca- 
pable one, but the plays selected have 
not appealed to theatregoers. By giv- 
ing time-worn pieces and saving mone^ 
on royalties the managers have sacri- 
ficed box-office receipts, and the effect 
of the policy brought its inevitable 
result. 

There is hope that the Denham soon 
may be restored to its former place of 
popularity. William Webb, who has 
been the manager since the retirement 
of O. D. Woodward, has plans for its 
reopening in a few weeks, which, if 
carried out, ought to bring success. It 
is understood that his personal rela- 
tions with the owners of the theatre are 
cordial, and if the necessary capital is 
secured, a high-class company will be 
engaged in the East and brought here. 



AGENCIES HARD HIT. 

According to the theatre ticket 
agencies, Tuesday night was the worst 
after a holiday in the history of New 
York theatricals. All of the agencies 
wer» caught with an oversupply of 
seats and all resorted to the cut rate 
to try and clear themselves. 

One of the agencies, it is stated,, 
was caught long to the extent of 300 
seats for the various shows in town. 
The cut rate was too top-heavy witU 
seats less than half price was secured 
for some of the biggest hits in town 
The only two shows that escaped the 
damage were the "Follies" and "Bus- 
iness Before Pleasure." 

Of the new shows the "regulars" 
in the cut rate market Wednesday 
including "Good Night, Paul," "This 
Way Out," "What Happened to Jones." 
"The Eyes of Youth" and "Lucky 
O'Shea. The list also had "Love o' 
Mike," "The Man Who Came Back," 
"Daybreak," and "The Passing Show." 

One of the bitterest pills of the sea- 
son to the hotel agencies is the fact 
that "This Way Out" at the Cohan 
has fallen down. The hotel men saw 
the show on the Jersey Coast and be- 
fore it opened in New York they ar- 
ranged to buy 300 seats nightly at $2 
flat with a third return privilege. This 
week they have been stuck badly on 
it. 



Billie Burke started rehearsing this 
week the Clare Kunimer play, "The 
Rescuing Angel," in which she is to 
be starred undc»- the joint direction 
of .Artliiir Hopkins and F. Ziegfeld, Jr! 

The piece is to have its initial per- 



formance at Wilmington on Sept 14, 
and the following week will be in 
Washington. 

In the cast, in addition to Miss 
Burke, are Marie Wainwright, Dana 
Desboro, Frederick Perry, Claude 
Gillingwater, Robert McWade, Roland 
Young, Richard Barbee, Walter Schil- 
ling. Elmer Brown. 

The scenic production is by Robert 
Edmond Jones. 

Mr. Hopkins is personally staging 
the play. 

STOCKS OPENING. 

Canton, Ohio, Sept. 5. 
The Grand will open with Feiber & 
Shea stock Sept. 10, playing "The House 
of Glass" for the first week. The en- 
tire F. & S. stock company from Akron 
moved here. 

The Family, Chester, Pa., opened 
with dramatic stock Labor Day. 

The Sites-Emerson Players opened 
it) third season Labor Day at the Low- 
ell opera house, Lowell, Mass., with 
Kendal Weston directing. The open- 
ing bill was "Shirley Kaye." 

Elmira, N. Y., Sept. 5. 
The Mae Desmond Players opened 
the winter stock season at the Mozart 
Monday in "Common Clay." In the 
company are Mae Desmond, Frank 
Fielder, John J. Farrell, James Dillon, 
Harry La Cour, Eleanor Millet*, Millie 
Freeman, Dorothy Navarre, Anna Cal- 
lahan, Bijou Washburn, Dudley Cle- 
ments. A. Gordon Reid is director, 
Sumner Nichols, stage manager, and 
John Williams scenic artist. 

Haverhill, Mass., Sept. 5. 
The Academy Players opened Labor 
Day in "The Cinderella Man," with 
Walter Gilbert and Gilda Lorry lead- 
ing. Others are James J. Hayden (re- 
turn), Wi-lliam Freeman, Walter Scott 
Weeks, Gertrude Walthers, Joseph 
Guthrie, Ben Hatfield, Clifford Boyer, 
Harry J. Leeland, director. 

The Margaret Fields stock Opened a 
permanent engagement at the Newell 
O. H., White Plains, N. Y., Labor 
Day. 

Doc Marsh's musical stock is going 
to stay out all winter. It is touring 
New England at present, and meet- 
ing with more success than last sea- 
son. The company numbers 30 people. 

Billy Allen's musical comedy com- 
pany, now touring the Middle West, 
has an eastern tour booked. 

The Winifred St Claire stock, after 
25 weeks at Trenton, N. J., closed Sat- 
urday. Miss St. Claire is seeking a 
permanent eastern house for the win- 
ter. 

The Chicago stock, management 
Charles Rosskam, will remain in east- 
ern territory, having played to good 
returns since opening Aug. 27. It will 
be in Ithaca, N. Y., next week. 



«i 



"JONES' THROUGH. 

"What Happened to Jones" will 
close Saturday after a run of a week 
at the 48th Street, the revival having 
proved a failure. 

Wednesday with "Over the Phone," 
a translation from the Hungarian by 
Irme Foldes. It is a comedy tried 
out recently at Atlantic City. 

In the cast will be Henry Kolker, 
Will JcnniiiRs and W. J. Ferguson. 



ATTACHMENT STANDS. 

Justice Guy, sitting in the Supreme 
Court last week, refused to issue an 
order, applied for by William Klein, 
dismissing the attachment against the 
payment of royalties on the produc- 
tion of "Flora Bella." The attach- 
ment was secured by Nathan Burkan 
on behalf of his client, Charles Cuvil- 
lier, the French composer, at pres- 
ent in the trenches. 

Prior to the war Cuvillier entered 
into an agreement with Otto Eirich, 
a playbroker of Vienna, to handle his 
compositions for production outside of 
France. The agreement was that the 
broker was to have 50 per cent, of the 
royalties after 20 per cent, had been 
deducted for expenses. According to 
the plaintiff, Hans Bartsch, the Ameri- 
can representative of Eirich, con- 
tracted with John Cort to produce 
"Flora Bella," and that Bartsch had 
received royalties to the amount of 
$9,065.43 from John Cort, but that Cu- 
villier had not received a cent from 
Eirich. The attachment was secured 
restraining Bartsch from paying any 
of the moneys that he had received 
over to his Austrian principal. 

In his endeavor to have this order 
vacated, the attorney for Bartsch cited 
it would be a breach of neutrality to 
try a case in the American courts that 
involved two foreign belligerentii, be- 
cause the United States was not at 
war with Austria. The court, however, 
held that, while there was no formal 
declaration by either the United States 
or Austria against each other, that ^ ir- 
tually a state of war existed, as Austria 
was an ally of Germany, and that to re- 
lease the monies would be giving aid 
to one of the enemy allies. 

Tuesday Cuvillier's attorney also se- 
cured and served an attachment on 
the Mittenthal Brothers, wtio had a 
road company of "Flora Bella" this 
season, prohibiting them from payint? 
any royalties on the production until a 
settlement is made in the courts. 



BILL SILL CENTURY'S P. A. 

William Sill last season was in ad- 
vance of the Montgomery and Stone 
show for the Dillingham office, has 
been appointed press representative for 
the Century. 

DITRICHSTEIN WEST. 

Leo Ditrichstein will first present 
his new play under the Cohan & Har- 
ris management in Milwaukee Sept. 27. 
It opens the following Sunday night 
at the Cohan Grand opera house in 
Chicago, succeeding "Capt. Kidd," 
which opens for a three weeks' run oft 
Sunday. 

"The Judge of Zalemia" will be the 
first play Mr. Ditrichstein will offer 
this season. In the cast with him will 
be Madeline Delmar, Betty Callish, 
Jeanette Slater, A. G. Andrews, Percy 
Ames, Bertram Millar, Alexis M. Pol- 
ianov, Wm. Riccirdi, John Bedouin, 
Hereth Hughes, Almiro Leoni, Wm. 
A. Powell and Arthur Gibson. The 
company will come to the Cohan, New 
York, in November, at which time "The 
King" will also be presented. ' 



BIGGEST TOURING "FOLLIES." 

The arrangements for moving the 
"Follies" on tour were completed this 
week. When the railroad equipment 
was ordered it was discovered the show 
was to be the biggest show ever sent 
out under the title. 

Five baggage cars are necessary to 
carry the production and the company 
will comprise 140 persons. The cast, 
with the exception of Walter Catlett, 
will be intact on tour. Chorus changes 
have all been made. 

Last Monday night Bert Williams 
hrirjruucc;3' "j— ne a 'SCiVj?- 'mvcj- inVpci - 
formance. Williams incidentally has 
not signed a contract to go abroad un- 
der the Albert De Courville manage- 
ment, although the manager wanted 
him for a production in December. 
1918. 



UGHT SHOWS DRAWING. 

Chicago, Sept. 5. 
Reports from the one-nighters al- 
ready touring are to the effect that 
musical shows and comedies are draw- 
ing exceptionally well. 

THE OTHER SIDL 

Chicago, Sept 5. 

"The Girl Gloria," produced br Aub- 
rey Stauffer, with "little" Abe Jacoba, 
manager of the Olympic, also inter- 
ested, opened at Michigan City Sat- 
urday, getting $6 at the matinee and 
$18 at night 

This is in direct opposition to a re- 
liable report the one-nighters had 
started off well 

Mr. Stauffer it not interested in 
"Make Yourself at Home," as reported 
in error last week. 



NO TRANSPORTATION TROUBLE 

Chicago, Sept 5. 

Railroad men assert there will be 
practically no interference in the trans- 
portation of shows through troop move- 
ments to the cantonments which started 
this week. 

They point out that the troop move- 
ment is bein^ made in the middle of 
the week, while road attractions, save 
the one-nighters, travel at the end of 
the week. 

The next big troop movement is a 
month off. The exact date may not be 
made public at this time, but routing 
men may obtain the data upon applica- 
tion to the various railroads. 

Aside from the cantonment concen- 
tration, only troop movements toward 
the coast would be liable to interfere. 
However, these coastward movements 
have been but gradual up to now. 

To date, the problem of transporta- 
tion for vaudeville acts making any of 
the Western circuits remams un- 
changed, as none of the proposed train 
embargoes have prevented an^ of the 
traveling turns making bookmg con- 
nections. 

During September the United States 
plans a wholesale movement of army 
troops and legitimate proBts are re- 
ported as sure to be affected, but none 
of the vaudeville bookers anticipate 
trouble. In case any acts may encoun- 
ter difficulty on the reduction of cer- 
tain schedules they will be instructed 
to make their movements to the next 
stops on earlier trains. 



HITCHCOCK AT PARK. 

Raymond Hitchcock and his "Hitchy- 
Koo" company will transfer their ac-» 
tivities from the Liberty to the the 
Park Sept 24. 

The show management made an at- 
tempt to secure the Cohan to succeed 
"This Way Out," but the deal could 
not be' closed. 



SHOWS IN NEW YORK. 

«A Tailor Made MaB,*» Cohan Jk Harris 
(Sd week). 

•"■■■"■•M Before Pleaaare/* BItinge (ti 
weeK). 

MCkeer Up." Hippodrome (Sd week). 
•^ke Coumtvr Coaala.** Oaletjr (let week). 
•'Day-break,'* Harris (4th week). 
«De Laxe Aaale.** Booth (let week). 
«*Byee of Youtk." Mazlne Elliott (t« 

^veek ) 
••Foillce,''* New Amsterdam (ISth week). 
**09o4 Nl«kt Paal.** Hudson (1st week). 
•<Hltek7 Koo" Liberty (14th week). 
••Tke laaer Maa.** Cort'Mth week). 
"Tke Laaaoo,'* Lyceum (4th week). 
««L«aTe It to Jaae.** Lonvacre (Sd week). 
•«LoTe O* Mike." Casino (2d week). 
««Lack7 O'Skea,'* 89th Street (lat week). 

"T*» "•■ Wko Caaie Back,** Playhouse 
(5Sd week). 

••Tke Maeaaerader.** Lyric (1st week). 
<«MarT*a Aakle.** BIJou (5th week). 
••Martlaie.** Shubert (Sd week). 
«Oh Boy," Princess (S5th wefk). 
•*The Pawa." Pulton (Int week). 
"Peter Ihhetaon.** Republic (Int week). 
•^ke PaMioa Sk<t«v uf 1»IT," WInler Oar- 
de n (2l8t week). 

■■■ Carlo Opera Co., 44th Street (1st 
week ) 

«*Tke Very Idea." Astor (4th week). 
"The Wanderer," Manhattan O. H. (Sd 
week). 

'•What Happeaed to Joaea," 4Sth St. (Sd 

week). 
"Tkle Way Oat," Cohan's (2d week). 



LEGITIMATE, 



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MOROSCO AND K. & E. IN HGHT 
FOR PACIFIC COAST SUPREMACY 



Invasion of Syndicate With Traveling Stock Brings Retal- 
iation by Western Manager, Who Takes Cort, San Fran- 
cisco, for Year, to Produce. Klaw & Erlanger to 
Promote Musical Stock Organization in Same 

Territory. 



San Francisco, Sept. 5. 

Indications here are there is to be a 
fight to the finish this season in the 
Pacific slope territory between Klaw & 
Erlanger and Oliver Morosco for the 
honor of theatrical producing suprem- 
acy in this section. 

Klaw & Erlanger have started their 
dramatic stock company in Los An- 
geles with "Here Comes the Bride," 
since brought to the Columbia theatre 
here, and will send it over the north- 
western route. They are preparing to 
follow it with "Under Pressure" in 
about another week at the Mason 
opera house, Los Angeles. 

On top of this Marc Klaw, before 
returning east, issued an interview stat- 
ing he and his partner were going to 
organize a musical producing company 
for this section. Both of these events 
tend to show a disposition on the part 
of the syndicate to tread on the toes 
of Oliver Morosco, who has practi- 
cally had the west coast- producing 
field entirely to himself. 

Last week arrangements were com- 
pleted whereby Morosco took over the 
Cort theatre here for one year, ob- 
taining the lease from John Cort. He 
will install a producing stock organi- 
zation and instead of jumping his 
shows in the future to Chicago and 
thence to New York, companies will 
be organized to battle the K. & E. at- 
tractions in the territory the latter are 
invading. 

At present "What Next?" with 
Blanche Ring as the star, seems to 
have caught on very well at the Cort, 
there having been incorporated in the 
original book a number. of the scenes 
from "Pretty Mrs. Smith,"' which Mo- 
rosco lately withdrew from the stock 
field. 



K. & E. COAST MUSICAL SHOWS. 

Los Angeles, Sept. 5. 

Marc Klaw in a personal interview 
stated that he and his associates have 
in contemplation the inauguration of a 
Pacific Coast musical comedy produc- 
ing or<j;anizati'ui along the same lines 
as their dramatic stock company. They 
have plans to make the *\Iason opera 
house liere the producing: center for 
these shows. 

"Hcic Cuines the Bride," produced 
here by K. \' !•'.. is to be followed by 
Sydney Rosenfeld's "Under Pressure," 
rehearsals for which are already under 
way. 



GEST DISCOVERS TENOR. 

P'or the "Ciiu Chin Chow" imported 
play production Morris Gest will make 
at the Manhattan Opera House (and 
which may stand that producer person- 
ally $150,000 before the curtain goes 
up), Mr. CIrst has secured a younji; 
tenor, unknown to the stage. 

Mr. Gest looks upon him as a find 
of the purest water, and has placed the 
boy under contract for five years. 
When not engaged upon the stape he 
will tour in concert under Gest's direc- 
tion. 



..D9.AMAT17IN0 "MF.AK TICKFJ," 

William Post at'.d Arthur Bennett, 
tlie latter known under tlie pen name 
of L. B. Yates, arc collaborating on 
ilie dramatized version of "Marryini> 
a Meal Ticket," which ran in tlie 
"Saturday Evening I'ost" in a series 



of complete stories some months ago. 

The piece deals with "The Singing 
Kid" and "Paragon Pete," two race- 
track touts, and one Mme. Mazourka, 
a strong woman with a circus. It will 
be seen in four acts, the producer's 
name being withheld. 

Ben Deeley will probably be "Para- 
gon Pete," Deeley having posed for 
the character in story form. 



MUSICAL STOCK AT TULANE. 

The musical comedy company, direc- 
tion J. P. Peck, which has been oper- 
ating in Richmond, Va., has moved to 
New Orleans, opening Sunday at the 
Tulane in "The Firefly." 

The company goes to Nashville from 
New Orleans. 



SCENIC ''COPIES'' ALLEGED. 

The fact that Variety in a review of 
the performance at the Palace theatre 
last week called attention to the fact 
that the scene employed in the Lucille 
Cavanagh act was a copy of an illus- 
tration originally done by Kay Nielsen, 
has started a discussion among the 
scenic artists and stage directors. It 
seems a number of those who make a 
specialty of submitting sketches for 
stage decorations are more or less in 
the habit of drawing on the finished 
works of the foreign artists, not only 
for their inspiration but for the entire 
detail of the sketches in certain cases. 

The surprise that was brought to 
light in checking up the alleged copies 
was the fact that even Jpsef Urban, 
who at present is enjoying a tremen- 
dous vogue in this country, is not above 
stooping to lift from the Kay Neilsen 
sketches. An instance is :hat of a cur- 
tain displayed at the Rialto some weeks 
ago, on the occasion that a series of 
Far North pictures were shown, which 
depicted a huge polar bear with a girl 
riding on its back. This work of Ur- 
ban was almost a direct copy of Kay 
Neilsen's sketch on page 10 of "East 
of the Sun, West of the Moon; Old 
Tales of the North," the illustration 
carrying the caption, "Well, mind and 
hold tight by my shaggy coat and then 
there's nothing to fear, said the bear, so 
she rode a long, long way." Mr. Urban 
may have slightly changed the treat- 
ment of the back drape to the curtain, 
but it is generally admitted by artists 
that credit for the original should have 
been given to Mr. Neilsen. 

In the instance of the Cavanagh act, 
where Livingston Piatt receives credit 
for the design from which the setting 
was built, the lines of the original can 
be traced to a drawing on page 105 of 
the volume entitled "In Powder and 
Crinoline" by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch 
in which it is employed to illustrate a 
line of the story entitled "Rosanie," 
the line being "A look — a kiss — and he 
was gone." 



Joins Non-Union Musical Staff. 

Charles I-lgRert, musical director of 
the Harlem opera house, resigned last 
Saturday to accept a similar position 
at Fox's Riveria theatre. 

i-ukicrt aiitoniatically sutfcrerl ex- 
|)iil.:*:n fr'Mr. t!.^ ^.ti'isirian's rr.iftn by 
the move, since the Fox circuit em- 
ploys non-union orchestral labor. He 
likewise exposes himself to a fine of 
$3.S0, this being the customary punish- 
ment for such an offence against the 
union rules. 



FARRAR AT THE CENTURY. 

At noon V/edncsd«y Flo Zicg^eld had 
practically completed the contract 
which would assure the appearance of 
Geraldine F^rrar in the cast of "Miss 
1917" at the Century. The producer 
and the famous diva had been dicker- 
ing for several weeks. The salary is 
said to be more than $5,000 weekly. 

The chorus started rehearsing yes- 
terday and the principals will be called 
Sept. 17. The opening date is set for 
the first week m October, with the 
Cocoanut Grove to open a week later. 
The Century principals will include 
Flora Revalles, Margot Kelly. Mrs, 
Vernon Castle, Bessie McCoy, Marion 
Davis, Dorothy Klewer, Lew Fields, 
Harry Kelly, Ann Pennington, Bricc 
and King, Nice and Weeks, Stephen 
O'Rourke. 

Last season "The Century Girl" 
showed a profit of $240,000 on a short 
season. The amount that was spent al- 
tering and refitting the house was 
$380,000 and the rebuilding of the roof 
for the Cocoanut Grove cost $190,000. 

This season it is believed that the 
house will clean up all of the extra 
expense incurred last season and show 
a profit. 

''LITTLE WIDOWS" CLOSING. 

"His Little Widows," the Weber- 
Anderson production, will close in 
Boston tomorrow night, and the tour 
originally mapped out will be aban- 
doned. 



MINSTRELS' PROFIT. 

Neil O'Brien's Minstrels, under the 
management of Osca^ Hodge, has been 
out the past fortnight touring New 
York state, cleaning up a profit the 
first week of $1,600 and $1,000 the 
second. 

Next week they play the opera house. 
Cleveland, and then head for the South, 
ar- usual. 



PART NOT LIKED. 

Lee Baker, engaged as leading man 
for Elsie Ferguson's forthcoming legiti- 
mate starring tour, has returned his 
part as not to his liking. 

He has been engaged by Julius 
Steger to appear in pictures. 



Shaw Not Mentioned. 

Announcement has been made that 
Allen Doone is to produce a one-act 
play of his, entitled "O'Leary, V. C." 
AH mention of the fact that it is by 
George Bernard Shaw was omitted. 



Change Title. 

The Shuberts have renamed their pro- 
duction originally called "Lieutenant 
Gus." It now bears the title "Lieu- 
tenant Nick." 

The locale of the piece has also been 
switched from Austria to Russia be- 
cause of war conditions. 

The play is to be presented out of 
town some time in October. 




FIGHTING FOR DAUGHTER. 

Chicago, Sept, 5 . 

An Ohio police of^'icJal is du<: h^re 
seeking R. chard Gordon of the 'i^arlor, 
Bedroom and Bath" company. 

Gordon is separated from his wife 
and is fighting for possession of his 
daughter. He has been contributing 
$50 a month for the support of his 
family. Recently he saw the child had 
eruptions on her body, but his wife is 
a Christian Scientist and would not 
allow a doctor to be called. Gordon 
then took the child with him and had 
her treated by a registered physician. 

The fight for possession of tjie child 
is still in the Ohio Appellate C,ourt. It 
looks like the Ohio police official will 
not be able to interfere unless Gordon 
enters the state of Ohio. 



NIBLO WITH K. ft E. 

Fred Niblo has been placed under 
contract by Klaw & Erlanger, who are 
to present him in the Sydney Rosen- 
feld play "Under Pressure," placed in 
rehearsal this week. 

ICdgar J. MacGregor is staging the 
piece. 



CO-STARRED IN ''TAXI." 

Fay Templeton and Sam Bernard are 
to be co-starred in the production by 
A. H. Woods entitled "Call a Taxi." 
which was composed by Earl Carroll, 
now with the 71st Regiment. The 
piece was originally intended as a 
vehicle for Bernard Granville, and it 
is possible that he will be able to make 
some sort of an arrangement to at 
least open in the piece in New York. 
Granville at present is also with the 
recruiting squad of the 71st Regiment. 

DENVER WANTS CAMP. 

Denver, Sept. 5. 

The theatrical managers of Denver 
and nearby Colorado towns are making 
a determined effort to have the Wash- 
ington authorities pick Colorado as the 
location for a recuperating camp for 
United States soldiers mvalided in 
France. Colorado was not selected as 
a training camp site. The managers 
and citizens in general feel that they 
have been slighted. 

Denver figures that the Colorado 
climate will be ideal fbr those who 
have been wounded or taken sick on 
the other side, and the prediction is 
that immediately after the American 
troops get into action there will be a 
constant stream of invalided men com- 
ing across the Atlantic. Efforts are be- 
ing made to have the camp located 
near Denver, because of the city's of- 
fering numerous recreation privileges. 

MABEL McCANE STORY DENIED. 

Chicago, Sept. 5. 

The newspaper report here that Ma- 
bel McCane went to Mackinac Island 
and married Joseph Snydacker is in- 
dignantly denied. 

Snydacker is a wealthy broker and 
furnished local capital for the ncv." 
Woods theatre in course of construc- 
tion. He apparently went on a little 
trif) with Lou Houseman. 

Miss McCane. when called up by a 
Vaiuktv representative, was not at her 
hotel, her maid stating she had gone 
out for a singing lesson. 



BRENNAN'S "SKY PILOT." 

A dramatization of the novel, "The 
Sky I'ilnt." has been made, and the 
piece will be produced by George H. 
Brcnnan. (;e()rKe Henry Trader is to 
direct the prothution. 



Prolog Going Out. 

'riu- prolog to Frank Craven's piece, 
"This Way Out." is being eliminated. 
The change will be made before the 

^^c■<.■k is out. 



EVA TANGUAY 

In "THE WILD GIRL" 

(SfLcnIck) 



"Cinderella Man" Stock Run. 

I'OS Angeles. Sept. 5. 
"The Cinderella Man" is in its fourth 
week at the Morosco, still selTng out. 
It is the loiii^esl stock run here in six 

Il'.OIltllS. 



14 



LEGITIMATE 



NEWS FROM THE DAILIES 

(Below is news matter not collected by Variety but rewritten in 
condensed form from the items relating to theatricals appearing in the 
New York daily newspapers between the dates of Variety's weekly 
issues.) 



The Shuberts ta*T« announced a No. 2 "May- 
time," to be shortly organised. 



Mrs. Josephine Col was granted a divorce 
last week In Los Angeles from Doran H. Cox, 
picture actor, on a charge of desertion. 



"What Happened to Jones" In muslcallzed 
form has been produced In New Zealand by 
Charles WUloughby under the title of "Joy- 
ous Jones." 



Augustus Pltou has taken May Robson under 
his management and will present her In a 
comedy by Anna Nichols entitled "A Little Bit 
Old Fashioned>^ 



Newark's now fl.OOO.UOO picture house on 
the site of the former Newark theatre opened 
Saturday. Uax Spiegel is the president of 
tho eorporation, John B. McNally, the local 
manager. 

"Experience" is to open at the Manhattan 
O. H' Sept 17 for a stay of four weeks. In 
the oast are Ernest Olendennlng, William 
IngersoU, Margot Williams, Marie Home, 
Prater Coulter and Dorothy Newell. 



Nat C. Ooodwin and Arnold Daly are to t>e 
co-starred by the Sclwyns in a new comedy by 
Jesae Lynch Williams, entitled "Why Marry?" 
in New York about Not. 1. Roi Cooper Me- 
grue will Btage the piece. 



The Drama League of America announced 
last week In Washington, D. C, an offer of 
prises of $500. |250 and 1100 for the three 
best patriotic plays suitable for performance 
by amateurs. 

"The Pra," the Roycroft paper founded by 
the late Elbert Hubbard and continued after 
his death, has been replaced by the Roycrofters 
with "The Roycroft Magaslne." at $1 yearly, 
allowance being made to "Fra" (|2) sub- 
scribers for the difference. 



The morning edition of the Cleveland 
"Leader" has been sold by the Cleveland Co.. 
publishers of the Cleveland "Plalndealer." 
The Cleveland Co. will continue to publish the 
"Evening News" and also issue a Sunday edi- 
tion under the title of the Cleveland "Leader." 



The benefit at the Manhattan Sunday night, 
under the auspices of the Prlars in aid of 
the emergency fund of the 12th Regiment. Is 
said to have netted the organization neoriy 
$25,000 through the sale of seats, advertising 
and gifts. 



The Inltlsl performance of Norworth A 
Shannon's "Odds and Ends of 1017." to be the 
opening attraction at the new Norworth the- 
atre, will take place at Stamford, Conn., Sept. 
1.1, playing Atlantic City, Buffalo and De- 
troit before coming to New York. 



Bttora Parmeglani, female impersonator, 
alnging in picture houses, was arrested last 
week by an agent of the Department of Jus- 
tice on a charge of having violated the Federal 
White Slavery Law. The complaint Is that 
on July IS last be Induced Caternla Mnzzio to 
accompany him to Philadelphia. 

The Auditorium, Lynn, Mass., was sold last 
week to Attorney Charles Leighton, acting for 
a Boston theatrical syndicate. The prlre was 
ll.t.TKO. to cover a first mortgage of |1.'>.000 
held by the Lynn Savings Bank. The bouse 
has been operated as a stock theatre for 12 
years. 

The lltb Street theater, at Gtb avenue and 
14th street, for years Wesley Rosenquest's 
house and a leading theatre of New York In 
lis day, but for the past several seasons play- 
ing a combination policy of pictures and vau- 
deville, has been leased for Ave years by Wal- 
ter Rcsenbcrg. who will reopen it Oct. 1, with 
pictures. 

In the Superior Court, Los Angeles, last 
we^k. Trxas Ouinan mnde a pl(*a that she was 
practically without funds, stating nbe was In 
Low A navies to have a tent made to see If she 
would be able to appear In plcturrs. The 
National Advertisers Co. secured a JudKment 
against her two ypar^ aao and was trying to 
collect through fhe courts. 



Lester Lonergan, the Shuberta are to prdduce 
"The Torches," presented in the French under 
the title of "Les Flambeaux." The play is 
by Henry Batallle. It waa presented for a 
slnale performance at the Knickerbocker, New 
York, last spring by Sheagreen and i»nergan, 
and Lee Shubert arranged for an Interest in 
the production to be made this season. 



Bernard Granville, who was accepted in the 
draft, has been assigned to the 71st Regiment 
and will be assigned to recruiting duty and 
as an entertainer at army camps. While play- 
ing the Bushwick theatre, Brooklyn, laat week 
by special Government permission, he wore his 
uniform. W. H. Ryan, of an act known as 
"The Montana Five," alao played the week at 
the aame house in uniform. 



The regular subscription season of the 
Washington Square Players at the Comedy, 
New York, Is to start in October. It will in- 
clude aeveral apecial performances for sub- 
scribers in addition to the regular five bills 
of one-act plays to .be presented during the 
season. In addition, they will, in association 
with another management, present a three-act 
farce prior to the opening of the regular 
aeason. 



Mabel Eaker (Mrs. Claude O. Lewis) spent 
several days In the county hospital at Los 
Angeles laat week as the result of a beating 
received in her room at the New Broadway 
hotel there. Her husband waa at first ar- 
rested by detectives on the strength of a 
statement made by the woman, but waa later 
released when she retracted It and atated it 
waa a mistake. QsnJ. P. Herring, former 
night clerk at the hotel, was later arrested 
and Is being held pending an investigation of 
the affair. 



The Pacific Coast Theatre Corporation, com- 
nrlsed of the Wilkes Brothers, the principal 
factors In a large Pacific Coast mining com- 
pany, has offices in the Fulton theatre build- 
ing. New York, and will embark in the the- 
atrical business, their Initial venture being a 
play entitled "Broken Threada," by Wm. 
Ernest Wilkes, a brother. The piece was pro- 
duced In Seattle during the summer. Lode- 
wick Vroom. formerly with Henry Miller, is 
the managing dlrectcr of the firm and en- 
gaging the cast for the production. 



The chorus girls with the Dave Marlon 
show went on strike In Hartford Sunday and 
banded together, employing a lawyer to at- 
tach the srenery and receipts of the show for 
moneys alleged due them. The girls claim 
Marlon violated his contracts by paying only 
half Ralary for the opening week In Boston 
and further, by deducting wardrobe cost from 
their pay. Mabelle Parker. Marie Vannick, 
Ruth Brady, Ellta Cheater and EJmma Omer 
left the show at Hartford Sunday for New 
'York. 



The "Farewell Dinner" to Major General 
O'Ryan and the ofllcers of his staff, tendered 
by the Mayor's Committee and the N. Y. 
"World," In which the Lambs were to have 
pinyod a prominent part and at which their 
Shepherd. William Courtlelgb, presided as 
toastmaster, turned out to be the military 
finBco of the week of farewells to the troops. 
The dinner wan scheduled to be held at the 
niltmore Tuesday evening last week at 7.30 
o'clock. The dinner was an hour late, when It 
was discovered that out of deference to the 
"-"n in uniform the most stimulating of 
liquids that was to be served was table water. 
Perhaps this being tipped off to the Lambs In 
advance led to their non-apeparance. Suffice 
the tromendotis bill of entertainment that was 
to be given, simmered down to two songs, sung 
by Andrew Mack. It has been proposed from 
sovcrnl Hourcofi that the Lambs chanfce the title 
of their club to that of "The Gloomers." 



Doyle and Dixon opened their tour in "Chin 
Chin" at Providence Labor Day. They will 
go to the coast. 

Auguntus Pltou will star May Robson In a 
comedy by Anna Nichols, entitled "A Little 
nit Old FaHhIoned." 



The new muBlm! comedy, "The Graps 

Is to be placed In rehearsal under the dt ruc- 
tion of George Marion. Max Scherk will stage 
the danroB. Gretrh«>n Eastman, Victor Morley, 
May Hopkins, Betty Clsrk. Inaz SebrinK. 
Marie Francis and Sol Aiken have been en- 
gaged. 

In association with James A. Sbcsgreen and 



"Branded." a new play by Oliver D. Bailey, 
was given its Initial presentation at Harmanus 
nieeker Hnll. Albany. N. Y., Monday. One of 
the epiHodes of the plot seems to be based on 
the Cruder case. 

dl<nce at the premiere of "The Country 
CouBln" at the (Jalctv, was forced to make a 
BPff'ch from one of the boxes by repented re- 
quests from the audience. Ho praised the play 
T»nd the story. 



"The Spy," to OliTer Moroeeo, aaklof tliat the 
ewitraei ^-e an ee ll e d ;- Tk^«d*eBt-«f th«> Vakfod- 

f^tatea Into the world war made the production 
inadviaabie at thia time. 



Marjorie Rambeau'a automobile, driven by 
her Japanese chauffeur, Maaaaki Tankwaya, 
■ran down an unidentified boy of about aix 
yeara at Central Park West and 60th at, Mon- 
day afternoon. The boy suffered a fractuTe of 
the skull and died a few hours later at Roose- 
velt Hospital. The atar and her mother were 
in the car at the time of the accident. 



Marc Klaw has been appointed chairman of 
a committee that will select the ahowa that 
are to be presented at the 28 training can- 
tonmenta at which more than 1,000,000 troopa 
are to be instructed for the new army. Ray- 
mond B. Posdlck, the Chairman on Camp 
Activities, has arranged that thls^ommlttee 
will work in conjunction with that which is 
beaded by Lee M. H. Hammer. 



The management of the Grand O. H., Cin- 
cinnati, and the Mualclans' Union arranged a 
truce for one week beginning last Sunday 
night so that "Dew Drop Inn" could open the 
aeaaon at the house. The managers and musl- 
dana have had the question of a new wage 
acale under discussion for some time and at a 
meeting last Saturday failed to come to an 
understanding. The week's truce thereupon 
waa arranged in the hope that a contract 
could be agreed upon in that time. 



Mrs. Claris L. Jacobs, widow of H. R. 
Jacobs, the one time important theatrical 
manager in popular price circles, attempted 
to horsewhip Senator Ed^ar T. Brackett last 
Saturday, at Saratoga Springs, N. Y. She 
was taken Into custody but no charge pre- 
ferred by the Senator, who explained the oc- 
currence by aaylng he had been attorney for 
the Jacobs' when the husband was living, but 
that they had lost several lawsuits and the 
widow had been brooding over her troubles. 



Prom London comes the information that 
Major Rowland Hunt. M. P., la again going 
to raise the question in Parliament over the 
alleged favoring of music halls and theatrical 
stara as far as service Is concerned. It is 
charged that a number of theatrical person- 
ages have not only managed to avoid active 
aervlce at the front but have been able to 
continue their profeaslona* engagements aa 
well. The London "Weekly Diapatch" de- 
clares that a number of these men "In order 
to hide their tracka, are appearing on the 
stage under different names from those by 
which they are generally known." 



A. H. Woods baa started a suit against Alf 
Hayman, general director of the Frohman, 
Inc., enterprises, to obtain an accounting and 
a share of the proflta earned by leasing the 
stock rights to "The Song of Songs." The 
piece was originally produced by Cbarlea 
Frohman. who was disappointed with its ap- 
peal while playing In Philadelphia, and when 
A. H. Woods offered to take It off bis hands 
the two reached an agreement whereby Woods 
was to take the production, but was to give 
Frohman 50 per cent, of the profits. The lat- 
ter was to be absolved from sharing a.iy of 
the losses. The piece made a profit of $38,000 
on Ita New York engagement at the Eltinge 
theatre, and one-half of this was turned over 
to the Frohman office. The next season on 
tour the production lost $5,000. which was 
borne by Woods, before he closed the show 
and returned the scenic equipment over to 
the Frohman office. Woods, claims that under 
his original agreement he' Is entitled to 50 
per cent, of the profits accruing from stock 
rentals and Is entitled to a like share of the 
profits when the piece Is picturlzed. 



CRITICISMS. 

What Happened to Jonea. 

Farce by GeorRe Broadhurst. revived after 
20 years at the 48th Street. Aug. 31. 1017. 

A part of the pleasures last evening lay In 
the conviction it gave out that, quite apart 
from the relative popular value of the farces 
of today, they are of a school considerably 
further advanced in the depiction of manners 
and character, and thus in the representation 
of contemporary life. — Times. 

To many people in the audience the ridicu- 
lous adventures of the hymn book and playing 
cards drummer who masquerades as an Aus- 
tralian Bishop were old enough to be new. 
For those unfamiliar with Its complications It 
still exerted Its old powftt-to amuse. The 
farce, in short, went well. iNis livelier and 
funnier than many pieces of a similar kind 
which are being acted today. But comparisons 
between it and the best farces now being 
written are not In Its favor. — World. 

Thin Way Oat. 

A comedy In a prolog and three acts by 
Frank Craven, founded on a story by J. \' . 
Cflesy and Octavlus Roy Cohen. Produced by 
.1. Fred Zimmerman. Jr., at the Cohan, Aug. 
:m. 1U17. 

It required a prologue to develop the fact 
that the hero of "This Way Out" was a prac- 
tical Joker whose inventions miscarry; and. 
though the play hn«l bright momrnts and some 



verdict repented that of the prologue. — Times. 
But ev<n the willing theatrical cnntinpent 
which formed the greater part of the audi- 
ence found lltt'.e to move them to raptures In 
this made-over magazine story. — World. 



and Julian Street. Produetd by Oaorg* 0. 
Tyler.-0«l«ty< Sept. S. 1017. 

As Colonel Rooacvelt conflnad hlmaalf to 
critical generalitiea, it may be not amiaa to 
append that the verbal alapsUok had tha ▼!?• 
tue of real wit, and ao aoored hugely with the 
audience. The erening was oertainly one of 
intense and absorbing intereat: even without 
the Colonel it la quite poaaible that there ia 
enough hearty laughter to apell auoeeis.— 
Timea. 

But the play waa worth while If only for the 
charm, intereat and clevemeaa with which the 
character of the spinster, Nancy irlce, waa 
drawn by the authors. This role waa also 
acted with unfailing aklU by Alezandr4 
Carliale. — World. 



The Maa««« 

A play In three acta, by John Hunter Booth, 
founded on the novel by Katharine Cecil 
Thurston. Produced at the Lyric, by Richard 
Walton Tully, Sept. 8, 1017. 

It la of the atuff that spells "Suceesa" In In- 
candescenta above the lobby entrance and In 
theatre-goers who want to be entertained and 
not made to think aeeking ticketa among the 
bi^hwaya and >ywaya of the apeculators. — 
Times. 

It is a thing easier to put Into a. book than 
to place convincingly upon the atage. — ^World. 

LackT O'ShM. 

A play in three acta, by Tbeo. Burt Sayre. 
Produced by Allen Doone, S9th Street, Bept. 
3. 1017. 

The plot is that of a motion picture gone 
wronsr. as cases of hidien Identity and bribea 
intended for the hero's discomfiture follow 
with bewildering rapidity. — ^Timea. 

It Is a rare occasion nowadays when a play 
of the old Bchool of Irlah romantic melodrama 
reaches the stage of a regular Broadway the- 
atre. Such an entertainment ia "Lucky 
O'Shea," by Theodore Burt Savre, which came 
to the Thirty-ninth Street theatre laat night 
and disclosed Itself aa a very good example 
of its kind.— World. 



Good NiKht. PanL 

A musical farce in three acts, book and 
lyrics by Roland Oliver and Cbarlea Dlckaon. 
music by Harry B. Olsen. Produced at the 
Hudson. Sept. 3, 1017. 

The piece has In It sltuatlona which, though 
somewhat overdrawn and more than a little 
suggestive, are about aa ludicruua aa anything 
seen on Broadway for a long time. — Timea. 

Though presented under many mualcal diffi- 
culties which seemed to be due to a lack of 
orchestral rehearsala and though the idea, 
which Is that of a bachelor who auddenly bor- 
rows a jealous friend's wife In order to com- 
ply with the wishes of a wealthy relative, la aa 
old as farce comedy, the piece haa poaalbilltiea. 
—Herald. 



De Laze AbbIo. 

A mystery play In three acts, by Edward 
Clark, based on story by Scammon Lockwood. 
Produced by Arthur Hammerateln at the Booth. 
Sept. 4. 1017. 

About the quality of the whole aa popular 
entertainment thero can acarcely be a quea- 
tlon. It ia the moat original thing of the kind, 
and the most cleverly worked out. alnce 
"Seven Keys to Baldpate." and It la not un- 
likely to duplicate Its success. — Times. 

As a study of amnesia and Ita reaulta it 
may be taken about as aerloualy aa playa, 
like "The Country Cousin," which purport to 
study social conditions. It Is mystifying, 
though, and in spots exciting, and these for 
some may be a valid claim that it la enter- 
taining.— World. 



Good Bye, Boya (Chleaso). 

An old farce set to music which opened at 
the Princess. Chicago. Sept. 1, 1917. It waa 
originally known as "Billy." latter being con- 
densed for vaudeville, and then called "Billy's 
Tombstones." Junle McCree rewrote the ahow. 
the music Is by Edw. Stembler and the pro- 
ducer Is Samuel Blair. 

Many shows worse than "Good Bye, Boya," 
have existed so prosperously hereabouts that 
the professional forecaster has grown wary of 
prognostication. Previous upsets In such mat- 
ters will lead him merely to hint that "Good 
Bye. Boys." Is an amateurish little third rater. 
He will add that It may run long and profit- 
ahlv. — "Chicago Tribune." 

The piece Is one of those waifs which ought 
to find n kind word on the popular price cir- 
cuit, but I see it encountering unfriendliness 
within the Loop. . . . The man who se- 
lected the chorus evidently had a grudge against 
the authors. — Chicago "Journal." 

The thing Is like a grotesque dream . . . 
To enjoy this piece, except In the spirit of 
mockery, one must have the naive and brutal 
sense oi humor of a Malayan head hunter. As 
a frolic in dentistry "Good Bye. Boya" la far 
from painless. — Chicago "Post." 



Max Marcln. the author, returned JL-'O** re- 
ceived as advance royalties on a play called 



The Coantry Connin. 

Comedy in four acts by Tooth Tarklngton 



JUDGMENTS. 

Judgments filed In the County Clerk's office. 
The first name is that of the Judgment 
debtor, the becond the Judgment creditor, and 
the amount of Judgment. 

Eminent Features Corp.— J. Young, $.T05.«0. 

Jeronjo Rosenberg — B. Altman & Co., $117.00. 

A»>r:ihnm Pr^.rasohn -City of X. Y., %'S*'i3.:i4 
(costs !S."i.."»l ) . 

Alab.Tnm Amusement Co., Inc. — N. Y. Tel. 
Co.. $.tn.ft7. 

Joseph M. Gaites— C. Scott. $:W7.71. 

KInetnphnne Corp. — Stnte Industrial Com- 
mission of X. v.. fR..-10.A%. 

BAXKHUPTCY PETITIONS. 

Sanger Pictures Corp. Liabilities, |47,063 ; 
assets, $40,778. 



LEGITIMATE. 



15 



"XGHAN REVUE** OPENS ON COAST. 

San Francisco, Sept. S. 

The Cohan Re»ufc, with Richard 
Carle, following a performance at Sacra- 
mento, opened this week at the Al- 
cazar, and while the large majority of 
the original cast was not with the coast 
company their substitutes gave a de- 
cidedly favorable performance. 

The show ran three hours on its 
opening, and can be cut down to great 
advantage through the elimination of 
the superfluous specialties, particularly 
the classic dance near the finale. 
Frisco's xylophone specialty should ap- 
pear earlier in the action. 

Ben Linn, in the role crearted by 
Charles Winninger gave a very credit- 
able performance. Willie Archie stands 
out, while others prominent in the cast 
are: Jane Urban, Evelyn Hambly, 
Marta Golden, James Gleason and 
Orral Humphreys. 

The chorus carries 32, equally divided 
between boys and girls. Though not 
the typical Broadway chorus, they ex- 
hibit good singing voices, and with the 
original Cohan wardrobe pass muster. 

It's a rather big show for San Fran- 
cisco at $1.50 top, and with the weekly 
expenses running around $7,000, its 
financial success is problematical. 

The local papers treated the piece 
very kindly. 

SHOWS IN PHILLY. 

Philadelphia, Sept. 5. 

The first of the legitimate attractions 
here this season is "The 13th Chair." 
It opened the Adelphi Labor Day eve- 
ning to a crowded house and was re- 
ceived with much enthusiasm. The 
"Chair" play has 'been widely adver- 
tised here by those who saw it in New 
York and is presented by an excellent 
company headed by Margaret Wych- 
erly. The press comments \fferc most 
favorable. 

It is now reported that "The Show 
of Wonders" will be the opening at- 
traction at the Lyric, although no date 
has been set for the opening. 

The Shuberts, who have the Adelphi 
and Lyric here, have taken the Chest- 
nut Street opera house for the season 
and work has already been started im- 
proving the house. No official an- 
nouncement regarding the policy or 
other details has been made. The 
opera house has been under the con- 
trol of the B. F. Keith interest, a 
joint agreement with several other 
parties having been made at the time 
the house was taken over from Marcus 
Loew. The tremendous rental proved 
too much for the house to carry along, 
although stock and feature pictures 
were tried. It is understood the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania, which owns 
the property, has considerably reduced 
the rental, which was formerly $55,000. 

The future of the hew theatre to 
seat 2,200 to be erected in connection 
with an office building on the ground 
now occupied by Horticultural Hall, 
on Broad street, adjoining the Acad- 
emy of Music and opposite the Broad 
street theatre, is still a mystery. Va- 
rious reports concerning the leasing 
of the new house have been circulated, 
but it is authoritatively learned that 
to date no lessee has been obtained for 
the theatre. It will be built as a specu- 
lation by the promoters, who hope to 
make it a first-class legitimate the- 
atre to take the place of the Forrest 
when that house is torn down to make 
way for an immense office building. 
So far as can be* learned, none of the 
big New York firms reported as the 
probable lessees have been dickering 
for the house. 



CIRCUIT ALL SET. 

Unless a show is dropped from the 
present American Circuit roster on ac- 
_croupt of not livine up . to i ts producinK 
franchise, there will be no chance this 
season for any other outside producing 
manager to horn into the circuit. 

There is a stack of applicants from 
managers on the American heads' 
desks awaiting consideration for admis- 
sion in the franchise circle. 



'HIOOD-BTE, BOYS'* SHOWN. 

Chicago, -Sept"5. 

In the debut of "Good-Bye, Boys," at 
the Princess Saturday, is seen a ten- 
dency of producers to reincarnate suc- 
cesses of the past by revamping the 
book and garnishing the production 
with lyrics and music as was the verv 
profitable case with "Very Good, Ed- 
die" and others. 

"Good-Bve, Boys" was originally a 
three-act farce called "Billy ' written 
by the first Mrs. Sydney Drew and 
acted by her and h.r husband at 
Daly's, New York. It was later con- 
densed for vaudeville usage and played 
at first by the Drews and for a number 
of seasons by Edgar Atchison-Ely, un- 
der the title of 'Lilly's Tombstones." 
The original book has been somewhat 
changed by Junie McCree, there being 
about nine characters eliminated and 
several additions, one a black-faced 
porter, giving Eddie Garvie a chance 
to don the burnt cork for the first 
time in many years. The show is now 
done in two acts, the entire action oc- 
curring aboard ship. 

The first act was not possessed of a 
punch, though the opening held the 
novelty of having the show's entire 
complement make entrance from the 
front, traveling across the footlights 
via a gangplank, which showed the 
hand of Joseph C. Smith, who staged 
the numbers. It was the second act 
which held the familiar farcical situ- 
ations over the loss of four false teeth, 
and here Mr. Ely scored, as did the 
very charming, sweet-singing Natalie 
Alt. Here also came the show's hit, 
that going to Tom Handera and Ar- 
thur Millis, the two steppers who cre- 
ated so good an impression with "The 
Masked Model." The dancers do some 
extremely clever and amusing stunts 
with derby hats, and that won the 
house. It is interesting to note that 
two vaudeville dancers also scored 
here lately (Lloyd and Wells) in 
"You're in Love," which, too, had a 
ship scene. 

The music by Edward Stembler is 
not brilliant, though several numbers 
were liked quite well. "Sadie," sung 
by Miss Alt, was the best and is the 
nearest to a hit. Edwin T. Emery 
staged the show, which is presented 
by Samuel Blain 

The cast further includes Dolly Cas- 
tles, Edward Basse, Beth Franklyn, John 
Allison, Maude Allison, Gordon Whyte. 
Although Mr. Blair is credited on 
the programs as the producer, the real 
backer of the show is William Sherry, 
who thus makes his bow in the pro- 
duction field. Mr. Sherry is known in 
the film field, having the lucrative 
rights of distributing Paramount pic- 
tures for the State of New York. 

ENGAGEMENTS. 

violet Kemble Cooper (J. D. Williams for 
Drew-IllinKton "Lord Quez" revival). 

Jane Houston, Maud Milton, Katherine 
Brock, Cecelia RadclirTe, H. A. Tonge, Edward 
Cushman, James Galloway, Robert Forsythe. 
Hallctt Thompson, Herbert Belmore and P. J. 
McCord (William Faversham, "The Old Coun- 
try"). 

Madeline Delmar (Cohan A Harris, "The 
Judge of Zaiamea"). 

Frederick Hand, VIda Reed (A. H. Woods, 
"The Scrap of Paper"). 

Dorothy Burton, formerly In vaudeville 
("Branded"). 

Martha Russell (wltb Richardson's "A Hot 
Old Time in Rome"). 

Alleen Cosgrlff ("As It May Be"). 

Anna ETngel (Wilbur Townsend Co.). 

Herbert Oethcw (Mark Linder's protean 
act). 

Mollie Bird ("Prosperity"). 

Jack Brice (Al. White's "The Answer"). 

Marie Horton (Hans Robert act). 

Charles McDonald (William Elliott's "The 
Chief of Police"). 

T. Harrison Roberts ("The Greater Duty"). 

Robert Robson (Henrietta Goodwin's "Doing 
Her Bit"). 

Dollle Lewis (Roland West Forces). 

Belle Graf ("Mall Clerks"). 

H. Cooper Cllffc, Arthur Lewis, Henry Duffy, 
Franz I)pntz«'n, Aloxanflrr Onslow, Allan 
Tbomas, Evelyn Vnrden, Mildred Collins, Alice 
TJTil tit; I e ."T V J'i'iVr.aT' *r vc er"ii;7&".\\Tir- r wrdr tnrj-' 
( Daniel Frohman, "Seven Days' Leave"). 

Wllda Hrnnrtt, Sam B. Hardy. Juliette Day. 
Carl Gantvoort, J. Clnrence Harvey, Louis 
Cnsnvant, Rthel Petit. Frank Farrlngton. Eu- 
ftene Lorkhnrt and Tom Richards ( tv. A E., 
"The HIvlcru Girl"). 

Nice and Works (Century shoT*. 

Cyril Kelghtley (leading— "Broken Threads"). 



"ilAPPir SHOW JUMPED OUT. 

Chicago, Sept. 5; " 
A rapid fire booking arrangement 
sent "Oh, So Happy" out of Power's on 
Saturday, headed for New York, and a 
Monday opening at the Hudson, which 
hasn't had a musical piece for many 
seasons. 

At the time of the quick jump to 
Manhattan it was reported that a new 
"angel" had been dug up by £. P. 
Churchill, a local tabloid producer. It 
was known that Ralph Herz was seek- 
ing someone to buy m on the show for 
several weeks. A wise showman, when 
he heard the report tnat a flock of an- 

gels attended the destinies of "Oh, So 
lappy," remarked dryly that the show 
"ought to go to Heaven." 

Audrey Maple had planned to leave 
the cast, but remained for the New 
York showing. 

In spite of the fifty per cent, cut in 
salaries during the better part of the 
engagements here, the management 
found great difficulty in paying either 
cast or chorus. Some of the latter, 
though cut from $30 to $20, were left 
here when the show suddenly with- 
drew, although they had been prom- 
ised salaries up to Sept. 9. Wednes- 
day afternoon last Miss Maple refused 
to go on unless she received her sal- 
ary. The curtain was held nearly an 
hour, going up at 3.10. Saturday night 
the show was held up by Fred Crom- 
well, the stage manager, selected sev- 
eral weeks ago by Herz when Jack 
Klendon got out. The bailiff collected 
$82.30 in back salary for Cromwell. At- 
torney Robt. Davidson had several 
other accounts against the show, but 
the sudden exit prevented service of 
papers. 

In justice to Jack Welch, it should 
be noted that he had right along given 
Herz the privilege of buying his inter- 
ests and Mr. Welch was m no wav 
connected with Herz's dealing with 
"angels." 

The company left the city in any- 
thing but optimistic mood regarding 
the New York date. It was about 2.30 
Sunday morning when the train was 
allowed to pull out, at which time 
Cromwell's back pay was given the 
bailiff. Several important members of 
the cast announced their decision to 
quit. Miss Murray, dissatisfied with 
her part being revamped, announced 
that she would play it the old way or 
not at all. She is mentioned as going 
into "Canary Cottage," in Trixie Fri- 
ganza's place, and a berth in the new 
Winter Garden show was also proffered 
her. 

Jack Welch, Joe Click, Ralph Herz, 
J. H. Benrimo and several others are 
reported to be financially interested 
in the production of "Good Night, 
Paul." 

"Oh, So Happy" opened under its or- 
iginal title, "Good Night, Paul," at the 
Hudson, New York, Monday, receiving 
favorable press comment. 

SHOWS IN FRISCO. 

San Francisco, Sept. 5. 

Ringling's Circus did a turnaway 
business on its stand in this town. At 
the Cort, "What Next" netted a total 
of $10,000 last week, and with an extra 
matinee coming with Labor Day this 
week the returns look likely to top 
that figure. 

At the Columbia, "Here Comes The 
Bride," in its second week, is doing 
better than anticipated, running to a 
two-thirds capacity business on the 
night shows. 

Celebrates 74th Birthday. 

•'"'"•'•"" " GTXiv:TiT.;£Ti;*Sr'p'h— S.~ 

John Wilson, retired circus bareback 
rider, observed his 74th birthday Au- 

fust 31. Fifty years ago, "Uncle 
ohnny" performed on the site of his 
present home, the Savoy Hotel, Sixth 
and Vine streets. 



SHOWS IN CHICAGO. 

Chicago, Sept. 5. - 

The legitimate season has £iaried oiT 

with a rush and to date no less than 

four shows out of the six introduced 

during the past few weeks are in the hit 

class. So considered is A. H. Woods' 

"Parlor, Bedroom and Bath" at the 

Olympic, and then "The 13th Chair" 

started off Sunday night at the Garrick 
with a rush. These two attractions, 
added to "Oh, Boy" at the La Salle and 
"Upstairs and Down" at the Cort, con- 
stitute Chicago's quartet of successes. 
"Pals First^' continues on at the Il- 
linois to fair takings, but even the 
show's management doubts its ability 
to last the full nine weeks originally in- 
tended. "Good Bye, Boys," which 
opened the Princess Saturday, seems to 
have a chance. It is commented on 
elsewhere in this issue. 

"Parlor, Bedroom and Bath" pyra- 
mided its box office throughout last 
week. This led Mr. Woods to re- 
quest Oliver Morosco to delav the 
opening of "Canary Cottage," due at 
the Olympic Oct. 30, but met with no 
positive success. The probable reason 
for Morosco withholding a decision to 
set the "Cottage" date back is that sev- 
eral of his attractions were delayed in 
opening at the Olympic because Woods 
ahows occupied 35 weeks of last season 
there. From the demand it was pre- 
dicted that "Parlor, Bedroom and Bath" 
would be good until Christmas. Sun- 
day it was a turnaway (with the takings 
|1,740, a new record at $1.50 scale here; 
$9,000 on the week) and as a matter of 
fact that was true of practicallv every 
other house in the Loop, for the 
weather was delightful. Attractions 
during the heated spell have been 
blessed with fayorable temperature con- 
ditions over the majority of week ends. 
This is the 34th and concluding week 
for "Turn to the Ri^ht" at the Grand, 
and its run here might be likened to 
the "Garrison" finish. At no time has the 
show failed to turn a weekly acceptable 
profit and during the last weeks of its 
engagement the takings have approach- 
ed those attendant to the first flush of 
its entrance into the local field. This 
week, five matinees are being played and 
it will be possible for the gross to 
reach $20,000. That the figure of the 
biggest normal week (around $17,000) 
dunng the run will be reached seems 
quite probable. But three other shows 
have exceeded its run record, they be- 
ing "The Fortune Hunter," "The Man 
from Home" and "Get Rich Quick Wal- 
lingford." They, however, were not 
scaled at $2 top as is "Turn to the 
Right," and it is possible actually more 
people saw the latter show here than 
the number witnessing any of the first 
named. 

"Captain Kidd, Jr.," will start at the 
Grand Sunday, remaining a few weeks 
and having as a successor, Leo Ditrich- 
stein, who appears in his own adapta- 
tion of Calderon's "The Judge of Zaia- 
mea," a Spanish classic. The support- 
ing cast has Gareth Hughes, Albert 
Garcia Andrews, Percy Ames, Betty 
Callish, Madeline Delmar, William Ric- 
ciardi and Jean Bedouin. 

Power's is dark this week, due to 
the sudden vamping of "Oh, So Happy," 
but will reopen Monday with Otis Skin- 
ner in "Mister Antonio." The cast of 
"Our Betters," which will open the 
Blackstone at the end of the month, in- 
cludes Rose Coghlan, Crystal Hearne, 
Fritz Williams and John Flood. 

The cast for "The 13th Chair" is 
a special one, headed by Annie Rus- 
sell. Others are Dc Witt C. Jennings, 
Helen Freeburn, George Schaeffer, 
Kenneth Miner, Cliff Worman, Fred 
Eric, Constance Beaumar, Judith Ives, 
May Jennintrs, Esther Cornell, Belle 
D'Ar ry, Reginal d Ca rriiiKton. Rolu-rt 
'^TTl^rnc^i "Ryljcr Kcanc'a'iia j. iL* Snillh. 



Landis and Knowles, a "sister act," 
of New England, have joined the Jere 
McAuIiflFe Musical Comedy Company 
at the Strand, New Bedford, this week. 



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IftWlK'S BIG SHOW. 

If memory serves corrpctly,. Vaiujctt. rred-, 
iti. J rrc<l IrwlD, Oc'Vcr;*] ycHrs ago. witb Lav- 
iiig rcvoiut Ionized tbe burlesque of that time 
through climbinR to musical comedy heights 
with his "Dig Show." The same Fred Irwin 
steps out this season (which is still in Its 
infanry) and totally eclipses his previous 
feat, offrrlng what will undoubtedly stand for 
8ome years to come as the best equipped, most 
original, fast running production in that 
branch of theatricals. 

For dazzling speed, stage perfectncss, orig- 
inality and production, ^nd the latter means 
all the essential ingredients to constitute the 
term "production." his "Big Show" stands 
without equal, and loolcing baolt over the 
'Debman Shows." 'Whirl Shows" and the 
many others, too numerous to mention, this As- 
sertion covers some territory. 

Shorn almost entirely of the conventional 
"bits ' that generally stand for burlesque com- 
edy, the entire show runs through a continual 
string of novelties, rapidly Introduced, and 
carried on and off with remarkable speed and 
without a single exc^s encore (a blesuing In 
itself) right up to the patriotic finale of the 
second half, when the count stood IM scenes, 21) 
numbers and five specialties, all offered in two 
and one-half hours. 

Summing the affair up in proper order. 
Irwin first procured an original book. Credit 
here goes to Leo McDonald, who also staged 
tbe show. Then came some scenery that look- 
ed entirely different from anything ever previ- 
ously introduced in burlesque. This was sup- 
plied by W. W. Sparks, who designed and 
painted it. Then Irwln apparently appointed 
a stage director to conduct every performance, 
one who knows nothing but speed and "pep." 
This individual's identity is not divulged on 
tbe program. It should be. 

The cast is acceptable in every degree, but 
it's one of those productions that entirely 
eclipses the talent and monopolizes the con- 
vematlonal credit of the audience itself. This 
does not in any sense take away from the abil- 
ity of the company. They are working con- 
tinually nev#r slowing down one iota and al- 
ways striving toward company returns with- 
out any noticeable aim for individual bon^s. 
Consequently they must be commented upon 
as a whole and for burlesque they put over a 
performance that will gather them commenda- 
tion aplenty. 

Tbe book shows some thought on McDon- 
ald's part, the story running Intact throughout 
the two pieces, but never "r*ocfi**2" up nor 
becoming complicated. The Introduction is in 
semi-prolog form in "two" and Introducing 
Billy Walnwright as Shakespeare who la tired 
of the serious and longs for a fling at the 
ridiculous or ragtime as well as Its accompany- 
ing profits. Tbe Spirit of Ragtime Is Leo 
Hayes, the featured male principal. He essays 
a character that suggests Eddie Foy in make- 
up, but provides nothing beyond a- mere sug- 
gestion. The scene shifts to full stage where 
the female principals, including Hilda Bertin. 
Virginia Irwin. Helen Andrews, Marie Bcau- 
gard. Adele Anderson. Grace E?stelle and Mar- 
garet Shane, offer numbers with tbe chorus 
aiding, then to "two" with a short eulogy 
by Shakespeare. Back again to a special set- 
ting where Samarotf and Sonio do their danc- 
ing specialty. It's a Runslan affair with a 
number of small dogs giving it considerable 
added strength through their acrobatics. 

Back and forth from "two" to full stage, 
with the alternating intervals showing comedy 
scenes between Shakespeare and the various 
principals up to the finale of the opener, a 
garden restaurant scene, in which more num- 
bers are offered with Bertin and Walnwright, 
King and King and George Wong doing special- 
ties. The first two are character singers. Miss 
Bertin capturing the honors of her division with 
llttie competition. King and King and Wong 
comprise an acrobatic trio, the two former 
working together with Wong doing some light- 
ning tumbling and air twists. 

During this entire section but two "bits" 
were Introduced, one table scene, with Hayea, 
Eachen and one of the principal woman, and 
the other a similar scene witb the same two 
mm and three of the women. Both were well 
conducted, speedily staged and productive of 
Bufncient laughs to Justify their presence. 
And the wardrobe of this portion was well up 
to the highest standard and far above the 
average. 

Intermission came with the majority won- 
derinK how the producer could continue the 
speed. One naturally began figuring If it 
weren't better to have the show reversed in 
parts, to have the opener where it would do 
the mont good. Hut the return was not dis- 
appointing in tbe slightest, the speed continu- 
ing right at the same mileage and tliu comedy 
getting its innings. The "two" scene showed 
Shakespeare again for some explanatory dialog 
and then followed a court sr-ene done In rag- 
time, the Jdoa springing from Cohan's "revue," 
but the matrrial claiming the distinction of 
originality. It was gmulnelv funny, uproar- 
iously so in many parts, and best of all. com- 
plete, from a standpoint of characters nnd 
from the angle of court rules, but all In broad 
burlesque and all In rhyme. 

Har-k to "two" with another comedy moment 
or two and then to the prize scene of the show, 
a burlesqui' on the National draft, the scene 
showing Rxcmptlon hendquarters with tlf.^ 
woni»-n prlpf^iii.-i!" In cnmrnnni. The numbers 

humorous <x<niption clainiH without avail. A 
comedy army Is selertrd. Hayes Is mistaken 
for a Ilvi-^sian K'-neral. who Im ('Xpceted, and 
.'mother short ((niiefly scene ensues, nnd the 
following sc«ne in "two" ufillr«d for an army 
prison where hp Is sehediilod for execution. 
Then to the flnale, the melting pot, a patriotic 



BUKLE,SQUE 



enaembU Plmtlar to tha onti orlslnally intro*. 
duced at the Winter Garden, but similar (q 
conetructScoi only. 

And throughout this entire performance not 
a single suggestive sound or gesture was diii- 
cernible. yet the comedy can be clarisifled with 
bringing the best results of any seen in tUte 
same house this season. 

Profiting by his previous experience, Mr. 
Irwin, while aiming I'or production results to 
a high degree, maintains tbe strict level of 
burlesque throughout, combining everythlAg 
at hand to build a show that will please every- 
one from pit to dome. 

After looking at the efforts of burlesque pro- 
ducers for years, continually noting the lack of 
progressiveness In the majority of Instances, 
one naturally marvels at the contrast existing 
between Fred Irwln and most of his con- 
temporaries. With one of his current season's 
characters In mind. It might be added what 
Shakespeare meant to the drama, Fred Irwln 
means to burlesque. His "Big Show" Is a 22- 
karat, 12-cylinder, rip-snorting corker — and 
then some ! Wynn. 

MILLION DOLLAR DOLLS. 

"The Million Dollar Dolls' is way short on 
comedy. It's a Theatrical Operating Co. 
Columbia Wheel show, with plenty of prin- 
cipals, several of them comedians, but none 
Is funnv, at least funny enough with the ma- 
terial they have to make audiences laugh. 

Cliff Bragdon seems the leader among tbe 
laughgetters, although headed on the pro- 
gram by Dan Marble. Eut their comedy is 
mechanical or metallic, and much of it is ex- 
pected from falls that might be guessed at 
before attempted. 

The comedy scenes have a good deal to do 
with money exchanges, with the principal 
comedians in tramp outfits handling $r»00 and 
f 1 OOO bills an though dressed as clubmen. 
This robs the bita of any possible humor 
and there isn't much humor left in money 
changing. 

In the first part of "Doll Land." an Egyptian 
mummy fortune telling scene Is used for 
comedy that isn't there, nor can the men con- 
cerned make comedv out of it, nor do they 
succeed any better with the great majority of 
the tries made by either or all of them. Mr. 
Bragdon suggests comedy possibilities in litis 
actions, but somehow they flop. It may he due 
to the company or material, but the fact re- 
mains. 

An ordinary chorus wears pink tights 
throughout the first part, the girls In all dis- 
playing three shades of pink, but in the bur- 
lesque they go into green colored fleshings 
and look much better there. 

Gladys Parker is the liveliest number 
leader. She does quite well, and finds no com- 
petition from the other two women principals. 
Grace Palmer, the prima donna only, who 
dresses too matronly but sings very well, and 
Norma Barry, a sort of secondary soubret, 
who acts as though needing experience. 

The numbers have nothing extraordinary or 
unusual about them. They are Just there, and 
so tbex are sung, seeming rather to bave been 
selected at random than for special reasons. 
unless there Is some specially written music 
In the score. If so. it should be thrown out 
and live pop numbers substituted. 

John G. Jermon staged the show The pro- 
gram says the music Is by Ruby Cowan and 
the lyrics by Jack Strouss, with numbers 
staged by Henry Lehman. It migbt be told 
too for the general discredit of it, who wrote 
the book (there Is a story connerted with this 
performance), or it may have been the same 
book tbe sam? show used last year, with new 
situations and business for this season. 

Anyway It will give any producer a head- 
ache to wonder how "The Million Dollar Dolls" 
?nn be (Ix'-d up. and it certainly dors need 
flxine. No one In particular could \e blamed. 
The Operating C'*. appears to have been more 
than willing to do its share, through the pro- 
duction end In night and the people engai^ed. 
It looks like a bad break, and that's llktiy 
tbe hardest kind of all to quickly remedy. 

Simc. 



THE TEMPTERS. 

"The Tempters" (American Circuit) (Paker 
& Kahn) at the Olympic Tuesday night did a 
splendid bus'ness. with sailors and noldierj 
forming a noticeable part of the audience. 

From start to finish It is old-fashioned bur- 
lcs(]ue, with "bits" for the most part used In 
burlesque long ago. 

Aside from Zailah the principals do most 
of their work Indifferently, doing little maneu- 
vering about the statue. What was d'^ne was 
moHtly in the way of talk. One of the men 
had a corking good voice. "The Tempterw" 
does noT program any of the numbers nor play 
up principals. 

Znllah appears near the close of the show. 
They have toned down this dancer's work to 
such an extent about all she has left is a pink 
garter nnd a castanet. Her performance 
seemed entirely too "artistic" for that bunch 
that had heard some pretty "blue" lyrical- 
twisted parodies and patter, with enough 
'hells" and "damns" to supply all the shows 
on the circuit. Put Zailah went through a 
terpsichorean routine done In rhythm and 
praco to the musical accompaniment. From the 
lack of applause it seemed too tame. 

Max ridds is t!ie Icndlnc <' drie-lian. All 
tho way he plays thp Hebrew str\pe type, mak- 
int? more changes nf clothes alone the «*rcentrlc 
than all the eomodians. Fields is In on every 
"t»lt." his funniest moments coming In the 
latter part. His parody about the moonlleht 
on the Wabash is reminiscent of the olden 
days of Sam T. Jack's when the sky was the 
limit. 

At F'lclds' side, first working In comic make- 



upL and using Du^chy accent, and then »P|»»'- 
ing for the second part, in white face. Is Syd- 
'dcy Kbcera. ri« bdsu i aiucl* to d'», but what 
he does seemed accepUble to the 14th Street«ra. 
Ills style for the last period was almliar to 
the Fieida* type. «._,«, .„^ 

Working straight are Harry Keeler and 
Eddie Heuley. The former does well, his wild 
west "bit " being the best. Keeler works hard 
to build up each gag. Healey is a nice look- 
ing young man, with a bully voice of tenor 
range. He did unusually well with Joan or 
Arc " and also had several pleaaant Innings 
with an ukelele, in which there was a try for 
a "Jaxz effect" that was discordant, the Jar 
coming from the assistance of several of the 
other men. . , «■ i. 

Among the principal women is Anna rinx, 
Boubret, who leads several numbers, her most 
effective perhaps being the one with tbe drum, 
the chorus also working with drums and 
marching through the center aisle. Mias Fink 
has a tendency to mush her words at times, 
and one song the only word Intelligible was 
"steady!" She does much better when taking 
part in dialog. 

Then there Is Ruth Everett, leading num- 
bers, also In full tights and an Important as- 
set In the second part with her mechanical doll 
flOGC i A 1 1 y 

The "voice" of the feminine division Is 
owned by Evelyn Claffy. It pierced the rafters 
and was heard to advantage especially on the 
solos. . ^. 

The chorus, with 10 girls doing most of the 
ensemble work, had several new girls working. 
Judging from the way they bumped al>out. The 
dressing seems up to the American average, 
with several numbers more elaborate than 
others. 

There is not the slightest semblance of a 
book anywhere, with the comedy "bits" padded 
and the principals stalling for time. 

Perhaps one of the chorus girls could be 
found who could hit up some close harmony 
with Healey, and more importanco could be 
attached to the "Huckleberry Finn" song and 
dance which the Davis sisters. Tess and Car- 
rie, did in the first part. These girls show 
promise. 

During the number where each of the chorus 
gets a chance to do a little "bit." one ilrl 
disclosed a good voice that brought her back 
for an encore. 

"The Tempters" could stand a pruning fork. 
There is plenty of room for improvement. 

Mark. 



ROSELAND GIRLS. 

"The Roseland Girls," one of the James E. 
Cooper sliows on the Columbia Circuit, may 
have needei some more time to have the first 
part In perfect running order, but the show 
has a burlesque that is surefire for comedy. 

With tbe opening running night, the per- 
formance will be in excellent shape. It ho'ds 
a glnuery set of people, including chorus 
plrls (1H), and has selected an agreeable list 
of singing numbers, Included In which are 
two production songs of the past season. The 
hit among the pop numbers Is "Mason Ind 
Dixon Line" as led by Stella Wood, the souhret 
of the company. Miss Wood Is a bit devilish 
In her work, and it was with difficulty she 
restrained In this bit. Just letting out enough 
in a soft prdal "cooch" movement to make the 
bouse want more that was not given them. 
Miss Wood does not do It offensively nor 
crudely, but the temptation Is probably always 
there to "let out." and If she ever does, Mabel 
Clork mav be forgotten. 

Solly Ward Is the featured comedian. As 
a Hebrew in the burlesque Mr. Ward Is much 
funnier than as the peml-German he does in 
the opener. In fact Mr. Ward In the burlesque 
of this show Is a very funny Hebrew come- 
dian. The burlesque Is namrd "A Whirl of 
the Golden West." It was written by Billy K. 
Well"*, who also constructed the first part, 
called "Putting It Over." There Is no olio 
and the first part takes up most of the run- 
ning time. Messers. Cooprr and Wells staged 
the show and did it rleht well. There are 
several sceneH in the opener, nicely mounted 
and the girls change clotbes often for the 
miny numbers. The numbers of the opener 
make that, resemble a show of bits, every- 
thing being broken into numbers or busl- 
n' ss, without much sequence. The comedy 
scenes there, by themselves stand up quite 
well nnd the rest Is handled cnpahlv, but It's 
all too much of a jumble and should be fitted 
In for better results. 

The second part, the western scene, is of 
wild men of the wst looklne for Red Barry, 
a desperado upon whose head Is a reword of 
$">0M. Pln^us CTuttmin (Mr. Ward) walks 
Into the camp selling suspenders stispcndcd 
from a tray. He Is made a d<'puty shrrlff ond 
told to pet Red Parry. While they are tnlk- 
Ine: about It and Pincus Is telling the sheriff 
what he could do to Ped if locating him, a 
touch puy shoys on the a-^ene. Pincus. be- 
llevlns? It is Red Barry, commences to eulogl/.c 
him. The tough fellow chafes the sheriff 
awav, but while listenint; to Pincus Is o*'er- 
com(> with heart disease nnd drops to the 
ground, dead. To secure the reward Pincus 
flreri off a pistol, the mob collects and he ex- 
plains how he kilhd Red Parry after a terrific 
iiattle. di'manillnp the $"»00 'nimedintcly. One 
of the throns; looking at the dead man says 
he Is not Red Parry and orders the arrest of 
Pincus for murder. 

Mr. W:ird':^ inci^leritril husiner.^. In connec- 
tion with the Hehrf^w c^rirMct'T Is most nnnis-^. 
Ink. so much so. it ciuld a'most'he rerrettocl 
tiiat he does not lake the Hc'brew role throueh- 
out the evening. Whether the story of the bur- 
lesque Is from nn old after piece or not. It 
will ^e n"W funmaklntr to current burlesque 
patrons and crtaln to be liked by them. 

About the only blot upon the penerol dress- 
ing scheme wore Hula straw skirts worn to 



"Egypt In Your Dreamy Eyea," aa muig bf 

Eaiher Deiaur. "Hutiibt.' Chick and Hunter dd'" 
a threc-slngtng act in tbe secccd part^ and 
there is a stalling little toe dance by Charlotte 
Turner, at other times a chorus girl. Harry 
Coleman la first assistant to Mr. Ward, and 
Don Trent is another principal, besides the 
three boys. Evelyn Brunett seems to be the 
favored ballad singer. 

The prospects for "The Roseland Girl" looks 
first class. Mr. Cooper has spent some regular 
money in setting the show and costuming tbe 
people. He is entitled to commendation for 
It. as the performance is always in bright sur- 
roundings. Tbe experiment might be tried by 
Mr. «_uui,<er of cutting up the performance 
Into three acts, separating the opener, using ; 
the three-act to set, and condensing tbe pres- 
ent burlesque somewhat for a quiok finishing 
laugh. The first part is now running about 90 
minutes. Sime. 



CARTER RETURNING TO HAWAII. 

San Francisco, Sept. 5. 

Sept. 20 Monte Carter and his com- 
pany will sail for Honolulu to fulfill an 
indefinite engagement for Joe Cohen. 

After much deliberation Cohen de- 
cided at the last moment to again in- 
duce Carter to play another engage- 
ment over there, since Cohen really 
found it impossible to secure or or- 
ganize a company that could reach 
anywhere near the success Carter ob- 
tained on his last visit. 

It was first planned to send the Lou 
Jacobs show over, and although Cohen 
was interested and practically organ- 
ized it himself, he favored Carter's 
company instead. 



BUSINESS IN CANADA. 

Rube Bernstein was one of the first 
of the burlesque managers to hit Can- 
ada and he took a preliminary whirl of 
two weeks in Toronto and Hamilton. 
I'he results were gratifying. 

Hot weather and war conditions did 
not seem to have very much effect, al- 
though the former made more of an in- 
road than the latter. Bernstein through 
his early maneuvering up there, believes 
that the shows later will do more busi- 
ness than last season. 



ROUGHING IT UP. 

The burlesque comoanies playinj^ the 
Bronx this season are "roughing it up" 
more than in previous years, according 
to reports. 

Billy Watson's .show at Miner's, 
Bronx, last week, turned loose some 
"blue stuff," according to eyewitnesses, 
with plenty of "hells" and "damns" 
dished up. 

INSPECTED PHILLY. 

President George Peck, of the Amer- 
ican Burlesque Association, made a trip 
to Philadelphia during the week end, 
where he not only inspected the 
changes made on the American houses 
(Gayety and Trocadero), but also 
1 jokcd over two of the shows. 

Denial is made, that Peck's out-of- 
town trip had any thing to do with talk 
of the Monumental, Baltimore being 
added to the circuit. Arrangements 
have been made for the Baltimore 
hous^e to play burlesque stock this win- 
ter. 



South Bethlehem Trouble Over. 

Any anticipated union trouble at 
South Bethlehem, Pa., has been side- 
tracked for the American Circuit shows 
through the executive staff of the I. A. 
T. S. E. taking a hand upon complaint 
from the United Managers' Association, 
to which the A-B-A referred the Hoo- 
ver trouble in that town. 

The S. B. local was informed that the 
house was not forced to engage any 
designated man by the union, as long 
as tlie management was complying with 
union regulations and hiring bona fide 
IocmI union men. 

Thus the matter ends and the Ameri- 
can shows will start in there without 
interruption Sept. 24. 



Playing Independent Dates. 
Louise Wolf, prima donna, was en- 
gaged through Roehm & Richards for 
the Jimmy James show and joined at 
Akron. O. The James troupe is olaying 
independent burlesque stock dates. 



VARIETY 



17 




Three Westchester road houses have 
had the big business of the summer 
without either able to register a com- 
plainfagainst receipts. They are Hun- 
ter Island, Chateau Laurier and Wood- 
aansten. The trio are in one cluster, 
iht furthest, Hunter Island, being 
about 15 miles from Columbus Circle, 
which might leave open for argument, 
what New York's automobilists prefer 
for a ride to dinner on the road. Some 
say 20 miles is just about the proper 
distance for a regular place, but Wood- 
mansten, the nearest to the city, is not 
over 11 miles. It seems true some of 
the places away out must pull from lo- 
cal business. Healy's Farm, for in- 
stance, at Hartsdale, a dandy tide, 
especially on a very hot night, must 
look for most of its trade from White 
Plains, excepting when the races are at 
the Empire City track, this side of the 
Farm. Tumble Inn at Peekskill draws 
from that town, excepting the drop-ins 
from the road and those mostly from 
the north. New York needs a high 
grade hideaway for the winter and the 
first road house to so constitute itself 
with a manager who knows the right 
people, with the right people knowing 
him, is going to get a lot of money, for 
the place will attract only spending par- 
ties, not so many, but not so many are 
needed. A spending party is quite a dif- 
ferent proposition in a road house from 
the continuous family trade many are 
now securing via the machines, al- 
though If the capacity is big enough 
and the volume of business holds up, 
the family trade in the end returns a 
comfortable gross and good profit. 

The value, of a human life as against 
that of a dog's seemed to have been set 
at the Hotel Seaburn, Coney Island, 
when a woman guest there nearly lost 
her own life by drowning, just after 
her dog had run away. A German cou- 
ple, with the wife reported as a 
prominent player in German dramatic 
companies, were stopping at the Sea- 
burn. A small French bulldog was ab- 
normally petted by the wife. One af- 
ternoon while she was absent from the 
hotel the dog ran out of their room, 
through the hotel onto the beach and 
disappeared. When informed, the 
woman was frantic and threatened 
everything unless her pet was returned. 
Her despair seemed so great Bill Wer- 
ner, who manages the Seaburn, told a 
couple of his life saving staff lo make 
an extra effort to locate the animal, 
which they did that evening. Overjoyed, 
the woman told her husband to give the 
boys $5 as a reward. The next after- 
noon while bathing in fropt of the Sea- 
burn, the woman stepped beyond her 
depth, became hysterical and was go- 
ing down when one of the life guards 
who had found her dog saved her. 
Finally recovering upon the beach, the 
woman implored the hotel people not 
to tell her husband, saying "one thing 
upon top of another would be too much 
for him," and then forgot all about the 
affair. The next day the guard ob- 
served there was more money in catch- 
ing dogs than saving lives. 

A "Restaurant-Theatre" near Times 
Square is the project of Gus Ed- 
wards, according to an announce- 
ment issued by Mr. Edwards late 
last week. To accomplish his de- 
sire in promoting a theatre that will be 
unique, Mr. Edwards stated he has sev- 
ered all connection with restaurant en- 
tertainment for the coming season, to 
devote all of his time to the new ven- 
ture. A company is to be organized 
with Edwards at the head of it. Gus 
— Jvdwii.iJ-y-^^r- the p-:t c'^v.pje _? -♦"'- 
sons has been active in furnishing and 
directing cabaret revues, having been 
attached to the Reisenweber forces for 
that purpose. His latest restaurant en- 
gagement was reported as producing a 
new show for the Wintergarden, Chi- 
cago. 



Liquor licenses in the country will 
suffer a marked dimunition from Oct. 
1 on, under the provisions of a New 
York State enactment going into effect 
that day. It permits but one license to 
every 500 inhabitants. The law may be 
Cbpecially felt by the road houses of 
Westchester and the Long Island coun- 
ties which are within the boundaries of 
small towns. New Rochelle is the first 
suburban city to act under the new law. 
Claiming a population of 31,000, New 
Rochelle's commission allotted 62 li- 
censes for the coming Oct. 1 term, 
thereby effacing 58 licenses that made 
up the surplus over the requirements. 
Among the discarded ones are reported 
a couple or more held by road houses. 

A road house or so is mentioned as 
practising a petty graft on owners of 
cars who have drivers. The chauffeur's 
rtieal is charged for twice, once on the 
owner's dining room check, and if it is 
noticed he did not scan his check care- 
fully, the drivers' room waiter comes 
along with another check for the 
driver's meal. Discrimination in the 
parties against whom this is tried is 
naturally used, "souse" or drinking par- 
ties being the victims. It's very petty 
and any road house miu:ht be well 
ashamed to stand for stealing the small 
amounts in this manner. 



Tom Ryley, who is in this country 
at present, has a half dozen contracts 
with various London restaurant man- 
agements and several of the London 
night clubs which call for his services 
as producer of cabaret productions to 
be staged and presented in London 
immediately after the declaration of 
peace. It was Ryley, in association 
with Jack Haskell, who produced the 
first cabaret that London ever had at 
Giro's, but was forced by the author- 
ities to close down after a fortnight's 
run. 

The Post Inn on the Boston Post 
Road, just above Larchmont, is due to 
open the latter end of this month. It 
id the old Blossom Heath Inn up there, 
and is located almost directly opposite 
Fed Lion Inn. Chief Engineer Bing- 
ham of the Waldorf-Astoria took over 
the proposition and will have Michael 
Meyers in charge. This is the second 
proposed new road house opening this 
month for that section. The other is 
the former Knickerbocker Inn. 



Bob Vernon died Aug. 30, of a com- 
plication of diseases at his home in New 
York City after a long illness. He was 
one of the most popular men about 
town Broadway ever knew. As repre- 
sentative of the Pommery wine Bob 
Vernon was a familiar figure in all of 
the restaurants. He was as well known 
and liked in sporting circles. About 14 
years ago Mr. Vernon married one of 
the Hawthorne Sisters, a famous vaude- 
ville turn in their day, originally com- 
ing over here from England. His 
widow survives. 



John L. Murray, 52 years, died Aug. 
30 in his suite at Murray's on West 42d 
street. One of the best known fig- 
ures in restaurant life in New York, he 
started 2F> vears ago with an establish- 
ment at 104th street and Columbus ave- 
nue, later moved to Broadwav and 106th 
and then to 34th street and Broadway, 
thence to the place on 42d street which 
bears his name. In respect to his mem- 
o! v the latter establishment closed from 
Thur*;day until Monda^' evening. Pat- 
rick Kyne will continue as manager of 
the restaurant. 



Bill Kurth, who started Blossom 
Heath Inn on the Long Beach road 
and was manager of the Cocoanut 
Grove b«5t season, is temporarily man- 
arincr Hunter Island Inn for Arthur 
McLean, pending the reopening of the 
Century Roof, when Kurth will resume 



the floor management of that establish- 
ment. Sam Steinp, the bulwark of 
Hunter Island for some seasons, re- 
rnaVris on his stampiinig grounds. 

The Keystone Inn, one of Chicago's 
road houses noted for its chicken din- 
ners and located close to the western 
fringe of the city, is now the Keystone 
Club. The change is a legitimate one 
in this case, being devised to beat the 
Sunday lid. Members of the club must 
pay $10 yearly as dues, and as the Inn 
was mostly patronized by motorists, 
enough members were enrolled to ap- 
ply for a charter. 

Reisenweber's - On • The • Circle will 
celebrate the official opening of the fall 
season tomorrow ni^ht, when the revue 
"The Shellburne Girl" will be moved 
up from Brighton Beach and presented 
in the main dining room. In the cast 
will be Sammy Lee, Louise Groody, 
Marie Villani, Hazel Crosby and a 
chorus. 

The city clerk of Chicago is again 
considering making application to coun- 
cil to regulate cafe "couver" charges, 
with the idea of compelling cabarets 
to take out a theatrical license. Ter- 
race Garden is the only cafe in the Chi- 
cago Loop requiring what is consid- 
ered an unusual cover charge there, the 
rate being 50 cents per head. 

The orchestras in the La Salle hotel, 
Chicago, are playing very little popular 
music pending the outcome of a suit - 
instituted by the Authors and Compos- 
ers Society for failure to pay the fee. 
The niusiwal offerings are described as 
being "funeral dirges, forgotten opera 
scores and patriotic numbers in vogue 
during the early days of the nation." 

Murial Southern, a strong favorite 
with the picture folk at one of the 
Los Angeles cabarets, opened with the 
Ziegfeld "Midnight Frolic" Monday. 
Flo Ziegfeld engaged her by wire on 
the telegraphic recommendation of 
Douglas Fairbanks. Monday night she 
sang two songs in the roof show, 
causing a distinct sensation. 

This has been a busy season for the 
entertainers at the Cunningham Hotel 
(Seaside Station), Rockaway Beach, 
v;here Billy Burke, cabaret manager, 
has fourteen men working. The entire 
program is furnished by male enter- 
tainers. The Cunningham has had 
quite a play from auto parties this 
summer. 

The excise axe fell hard in towns 
around Buffalo last week. Two of the 
most prominent places felt it. The 
Mansion House at Williamsville, one of 
the most popular road houses, will have 
to close its doors. Tommy Harrison's 
road house on the Niagara Falls boule- 
vard will also close, while many other 
places frequented by Buffalonians must 
bow to the law. 

The Clifton Trio (Charlie Adams, 
Billy Kasche, Paul Corvin) arc booked 
for the coming season at Johnson's 
Cafe, Newark, N. J. The boys were 
well liked at Smith's Rockaway Beach, 
for their all around work and known 
as the best trio in that vicinity. 

The Samuels Producing Company, 
comprising Davis S. Samuels, Walter 
Windsor and Jacob Pass, has been 
organized to do something new along 
the Great White Way in the way of 
acts and revues. 



The cabaret at Point Comfort, 
Keansburg, N. J., open all siimmer, with 
Bob Dale managing, closed Labor Day. 

T.ottle To Montr .'»;.. 1 T.*V!>ir: Dnnree 
were favorites down there. 



Hoffman's Arms, a Merrick Road 
roadhouse near Lynbrook, L. 1., went 
into the hands of a receiver last week, 
it was" reopeiled this suttitner, rcitir- 
nishcd and decorated. 



It's set for the second edition of the 
Parkway Palace Revue, Brooklyn, to 
run all season. The show has eight 
principals and a chorus of twelve. 



**From Paris to Perry's" closed Mon- 
day night at Perry's Casino and will 
be revised for vaudeville. It was 
staged by Walter Wind. 

Mme. Arnolda, until lately of the Mo- 
zart Trio in vaudeville, is at the Plant- 
er's, Chicago, and is becoming a favor- 
ite there. 

Weltheimer's, uptown, New York, 
added a revue to its cabaret department 
this week, carrying seven girls as well 
as a number of principals. 

The Moulin Rouge when reopening 
under the new management and in 
charge of Gil Boag, will not start until 
eight p. m. 

Pelham Tree Inn is reported having 
refused an offer of $40,00(5 for the place 
on the Pelham road, asking $50,0()0. 

The Vogue, at Broadway and 48th 
street, is reported to have recently 
changed hands. 

In the new Century show Lew 
Fields, principal comedian, will dance 
with Mrs. Castle. 

Maxim's will put on a new revue, 
produced by Percy Elkeles, Sept. IS. 

AMERICAN MEETING TODAY. 

An important meeting of the Ameri- 
can Burlesque Association is scheduled 
for today (Friday), when the direc- 
tors will go into quarterly session, 
' this meeting bringing in a report on 
the opening of the new season, as well 
as plans to be discussed for the im- 
provement of the attractions. The 
censorship question is also expected 
to receive a full consideration. 

Arriving on different trains Wednes- 
day were I. Herk, Chicago, and SaiS 
Levey, Cadillac, Detroit, with .Doc 
G. E. Lothrop, Boston, due Friday. 

Both Messrs. Herk and Levey hart 
all sorts of reports to make at the 
meeting. 

Mr. Herk, when asked about bur- 
lesque returns in Chicago since the 
opening of the regular American sea* 
son, said the first shows had done ex- 
ceptionally well, although the weather 
was a little too hot yet for the best. 
box office conditions. He said the 
Haymarket, formerly operated by him 
and which for some time had been the 
home of burlesque stock in Chicago, 
has become the permanent home of 
Jewish dramatic repertoire, and that 
he (Herk) no longer had any business 
connection with the house. 

Art. H. Moeller, according to Mr. 
Herk, will continue as the permanent 
house manager of the Empire, Chi- 
cago, which now plays the American 
shows and which so far has done very 
well, the weather conditions consid- 
ered. 

The American Circuit proposes to 
hew close to the lines of censorship 
and, following today's meeting, when 
the subject will be discussed in its 
entirety, some further instructions are 
likely to be given the censors when 
they start their tour of inspection 
Sept. 10. 



The Warden Bros., feature act at 
Baxter's Iron Pier, Rockaway Beach, 
for the past summer, were engaged last 
week by Roehm & Richards for Mary 
Marbel's new act. 



Abbott Leaves Union Sguare. 
The managerial rrins of the burlesque 
company at the Union Square are han- 
dled by .Sol Fields, who replaced Frank 
Abbott. The latter is reported as hav- 
ing joined one of the army divisions. 



18 



VARIETY 



BILLS NEXT WEEK (SEPTEMBER 10) 

m% V^WP*T»U* . X^OP-t^!^ , .. , . 

(All honsct open for the week with Monday matinoe, when net otherwiee indicnted.) 

Theatre! Hated aa ''Orphcnm'* without any further diatingnlahfng daacription are on tha 
Orpheam Qrcnlt. 

Affeadei booldnc. the hootca are noted by ainf la name or initial^ anch aa '*Orph,'* Ori 
Circuit: "U B or United Bookinf CMicca; ^W V M A.** Weatera Vattdarilla Manafara* 
dation (Chicago) { "P," Pantagca Circuit; *Xoew,'* If arena Loaw Orcadti 'Onter.*'^ bu 
Qrcuit (booking through wfV. M. A.)| •'BamT Sam Qtvaiti "A H." AckarMS ft Harria 
(San Prandioo). 

SPECIAL NOTICE— The manner in which theae bffla are printad doaa not indicate tha rda- 
tiTO importance of acte nor their program poaitiona. 



New York Gordon Eldred Co 

PALACE (orph) Dunbam Bdwarda 3 

7l8t Regt^ Recruiting Piquo 

A ORPHBUM (loew) 
•Lowe A Hall 



Act 
Adelaide & Hughea 
Lucille Cavanagb Co 

3 Dooleys 
Avon Comedy 4 
Garcluetti Bros 
Bonita & Hearn 
Frank Crummit 

ALHAMBRA (ubo) 

Elanore ft Wllllama 

Van ft Schenck 

Bert Leslie Co 

Bankoff A Girlie 

Crawford ft Broderick 

Nella Allen 

Evelyn ft Dolly 

Jack LaVier 

Kanasawa Japa 
ROTAL (ubo) 

Winston's Seals 

Diamond ft Brennan 

Oygi ft Vadie 

"New Resurrection" 

Bernard ft Scartb 

Lucy Valmont Co 

Alderman Bent 
RIVERSIDE (ubo) 
(JuneUble billing) 

McLellan ft Carson 

Brltt Wood 

Perrlna Sextet 

4 Mortons 
Brice ft King 

Mme Chllson-Orhman 
Raymond A Caverly 
Belle Baker 
Scotch Lads ft L 

AMERICAN (loew) 
Oakes ft DeLure 
Selig ft Norman 
The G lockers 
Jenks A Allen 
"The Neglect" 
Peggy Brooks 
Lloyd ft Whltehouse 
Geo M Rosner 
3 Gowell Bros 

(2d half) 
Alamac Trio 
Manning ft Hall 
Geo M Rosner 
Frescott 
Mary Donahue 
"liots A Lots" 
Exposition Jubilee 4 
(Two to nil) 

LINCOLN (loew) 
Karl RIfner 
Chains A Lambert 
W Hutchinson Co 
Dunham Edwards 3 
Dawson Lanlgan A C 

(2d half) 
The Zanaros 
Flo A Ollle Walters 
Jpnks A Allen 
Wm Lytell Co 
Greater City 4 
Mor^ey A Jazz Band 

7TH AVE (loew) 
WMbur A Dolls 
Miller Packer A S 
Adple Oswald 
Gordon Eldred Co 
West A Hnle 
Gardner's Manlaca 

(2d half) 
Chains A Lambert 
W Hutchinson Co 
Henry Cllve 
The Glnc^'ers 
(One to nil) 

OREELET (loew) 
PIquo 

Flo A OIHe Walters 
Ryan A RIggs 
Frescott 
The Lelnhtona 
La Petltp Cabaret 

(2d half) 
Tho HennlnRS 
Taylor A Howard 
Rny Conlon 
"Do Your Bit" 
Hufller StPin A P 
Tpphow'H Cnts 

DELAXCRY (loew) 
Tlenrn A Ruttcr 
Nnfin KoR^or 
Tpchow's Cats 
Bartnr. & IIIIl 
H R DIxlo Jr Co 
Orontor City 4 
Helen Jncklpy 

(2f1 half) 
Poro A Wilson 
Hums & Fornn 
LaPotltc Cabaret 
Ryftn A RUps 
Harold Rolman Co 
Frnnk Farron 



Henry Clive 
Harold Selman Co 
Hudler Stein ft P 
Ralph Doyle ft Co 
(One to fill) 

(2d half) 
Hearn ft Rutter 
Nada Kesser 
H E Dixie Jr Co 
Bud ft Nellie Helm 
Barton ft Hill 
West ft Hale 
Bell ft Grazer 

BOULEVARD (loew) 
The Henninga 
Harmony Trio 
H ft M Gilbert 
"Well-Well-Well" 
Lew Wilson 

(2d half) 
Oakes A DeLure 
Florence Rayfleld 
Howard Cbaae Co 
Burke ft Harris 
Adelaide Lowe Co 

AVE B (loew) 
Dunn Sisters 
Clarence Wilbur 
Bemivicl Broa 
(Three to fill) 

(2d half) 
Mack A Lee 
Barbler Tracher Co 
Belle Rutland 
2 Carltons 
(Two to All) 



Poro & Wilson 
Ray (Conlon 
Leonard & Ward 
Howard Chase Co 
Di'linorc- AnRel Co 
Bell & r.riizer 

(2(1 half) 
Musical CryHtles 
Leonard & Dempsey 



Brooklym 

ORPHBUM (ubo) 
White ft Halg 
Al ft F Stedman 
Stone ft Kallas 
Lee Kohl man CSo 
Bert Fitzgibbon 
Rae Elinore Ball 
Alex O'Neil-Saxton 
Sylvia Loyal Co 
Breen Family 

BUSHWICK (ubo) 
"Futuristic Revue" 
Lydia Barry 
Gilbert ft Friedland 
Duffy ft Inglia 
Dickinson ft Deagon 
Gen Plaano Co 
Mr ft Mrs WUde 
Lawton 

HALSEY (ubo) 
:; Daly ft Berlow 

Underwood ft Wright 
"Table for Three* 
Rons ft Ashton 
"Hogan's Alley" 

2d half 
The Mullans 
Kenny ft Walsh 
John R Gordon Co 
The Chaser 
Baker ft Rogers 

BIJOU (loew) 
Burns ft Foran 
Manning A Hall 
"Lots ft LoU" 
Bud ft Nellie Helm 
Aerial Bartletts 

(2d half) 
Breakaway Barlowa 
Port ft DeLacey 
Adele Oswald 
Lloyd A Whltehouse 
The Lelghtons 
Dawson Lanlgan ft C 

DEKALB (loew) 
Musical Chrystles 
Alexander ft Fields 
Florence Rayfleld 
Wm Lytell Co 
Frank Farron 
Eskimo ft Seals 

(2d half) 
Wilbur ft Dolls 
Miller Packer ft Selz 
Valayda A Nuts 
"Well-Well-Well" 
Eddie Foyer 
Helen Jackley 

PALACE (loew) 
Betty Bonnell 
DInklns Everett Co 
Gordon A Gordon 
(Two to nil) 

(2d half) 
Carl A Frances 
I^eonore SImonson 
Clarence Wilbur 
Pernlvici Bros 
(One to nil) 

Fl'LTON (loew) 
Preakawny Parlows 

"Do Your Bit" 
Burke A Harris 
(One to nil) 

(2d half) 
White A White 
Hormony Trio 
"The Neglect" 
Leonard A Ward 
Eskimo A Seals 



WARWICK (loew) 
2 Carltona 
Mack ft Lee 
Berbler Thatcher Co 
Leonore Slmonaon 
(One to fill) 

(2d half) 
Gordon ft Gordon 
Gllmore ft Payton 
Peggy Brooka 
McCloud ft Karp 
(One to fill) 

Albnny. FT. T. 

PROCTOR'S (ubo) 
"Race of Man" 
Mr ft Mrs Erwia Con- 

nelly 
Lewla ft White 
'i be Lelands 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Oliver ft Opp 
Fern ft Davis 
M Montgomery Co 
Mrrtelle 

Manblcbl Troupe 
Alfred Farrell Co 

Alton. IIL 

HIPP (wva) 
Luckle ft Yost 
Espe ft Dutton 
2d half 
Hector 
4 American Beauties 

Anniaton* Aln. 

LOEWS 
Barnes ft Robinson 
Luciana Lucca 
Jimmy Brltt 
Chas McDonald 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Denklns Barr ft E 
Alice De Ganno 
Fox ft Cross 



Baltimore 

MARYLAND fubo) 
Joan Sawyer Co 
"Neglected Lady" 
Bert Levy 
Stewart ft Donohue 
Walter Weems 
Corbett S ft D 
Nolan ft Nolan 
Lohse ft Sterling 
HIP (loew) 
Kennedy ft Kramer 
Jesson ft Jesson 
Fredericks ft Palmer 
Arcadia Trio 
Alice Hamilton 
Bachelor Dinner 

Banaror. Me. 

BIJOU (ubo) 
"Daddy Long Legs" 

(2d half) 
Sealo 

Barbour ft Lynn 
Adelaide Boothby Co 
7 Honey Boys 

Battle Creek. Mich. 

BIJOU (ubo) 

(Sunday opening) 

(Kaiamazoo split) 

Ist half 

The Beebacks 

E ft J Smith 

McConnell ft Simpson 
Co 

Bobbe ft Nelson 

6 Musical Nos8«s 

Bay City. Mich. 

BIJOU fubo) 
(Sunday opening) 
(Saginaw Split) 
let half 
Booth ft Leander 
Burns ft Lynn 
Jno Sparks Co 



The 



CONTINENTAL HOTEL 

LOS ANOELES and SAN PRANCISCO 
Shaaley and Fnmeea ("Flfty-Fmy*) 



Prelle's Circus 
Stone ft Marsden 

Atlnntn 

FORSYTHE rubo) 
(Birmingham split) 

1st half) 
M Evans A Banjo 

Boys 
•King ft Harvey 
Regal ft Mack 
•Water LUlles" 
(One to fill) 

LOEWS 
De Pace Opera Co 
Alice De Garmo 
Fox ft Cross 
Prelle's Circus 
Stone ft Marsden 

2d half 
Amine 
Frankie Fay 
Manning Sullivan Co 
Lannlgan ft Jones 
Andy Lewis 

Anbam* N. Y. 

JEFFERSON (ubo) 
Arthur Lloyd 
Amanda Gray Co 
Ream ft Aria 
3 Daring Sis 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Will Ward A Girls 
Spiegel A Jones 
Akl Kuma Co 
(Two to fill) 

Anvnata* Ga. 

GRAND ubo) 

(Macon Split) 

Ist half 

Eddie Howard 

Rlllsburn ft Roblson 

Schwartz Bros Co 

Gllson ft DeMott 

The Skatelles 

Bakerafleld. Cal. 

HIPP (A ft H) 

(0-11) 
Faye A Lewis 
"1!)17 Revue" 
(One to nil) 

(12-13) 
Nalo A Nalo 
8 Black Dots 

- *" * *_* 

\\JkA\J ^K0 *• • • / 

(14-1.%) 
Laypo A Benjamin 
Leons Ponies 
(One to fill) 



Fay 2 Coolevs ft Fay 
La Gracloaa 

BlnKhamton, N. Y. 

STONE O H (ubo) 
Jack George 3 
Crewel Fanton Co 
(Three to fllD' 
2d half 
Arthur Lloyd 
Ream ft Aria 
Primrose 4 
(Two to fill) 

BlrmlnKham. Ala. 

BIJOU (Ubo) 
(Atlanta Spilt) 
(1st half) 
Blllle Klrkland 
Pollis Sis ft LeRoy 
Melody Garden 
Burns ft Kissen 
KOne to nil) 

LOEWS 
Chas ft La Tour 
Watson ft Mortimer S 
McLean Sutton 3 
Paul Decker Co 
Pepino A cerry 

2d half 
Amina 

Frankie Fay 
Manning Sullivan Co 
Lannlgan A Jones 
Andy Lewis 

BoatOB 

KEITHS (ubo) 
French A Els 
Walter C Kelly 
Kalmar A Brown 
Adair A Adelphl 
Donovan A Lee 
Elsie Williams Co 
Edward Marshall 
Novelty Clintons 
Makers of History 

BOSTON (ubo) 
Plelot A Sconeld 
Lamarte Bros 
"What Hap Ruth" 
Texas Four 
Duffln-Redray Co 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
Dolce Sisters 
Towensend Wilbur Co 
!''"•?*- *V- T\,r\js.'tc^ . ... 
Daniels A Conrad 
George Armstrong 
Rose A Ellis 
(One to fill) 



HOWATSON and SWAYBELL 



'A Caaa af Pkklae" 



LAUGH BROKKM 



(2d half) 
Will ft Kemp 
Irene ft D Carbray 
MlUoy Keougb Co 
Jim Reynolda 
• Piiuni/iirtidr,'* 
Crawford Smith ft M 
Weston's Models 

ST JAMES (loew) 
Jewett ft Pendleton 
Ward ft Pryor 
Mabel Paige Co 
Cooper ft Cox 
College Quintet 
(2d half) 
White Steppers 
Helen Moratl 
Job Madden Co 
Smith ft Troy 
Weber ft Wilson 

Bridireport. Conn. 

POLrS (ubo) 
Tracey ft Merwick 
Octavo 

Mr ft Mrs Phillips 
O'Nell ft Walmsley 
Oreat Leon Co 
2d half 
Craven ft Belmont 
La Belle Smith 
Eddie Borden Co 
Naughty Princess 

PLAZA (ubo) 
Delight Stewart ft H 
Morlin 

Juggling the Truth 
Svengall 
Mons Herbert 
Saxton ft Farrell 
Moore White ft Bliss 

Brockton. Nana. 
CITY (ubo) 
Cycling Brunettes 
J ft M Burke 
Bernlce Beaumont Co 

(2d half) 
Nat ft Fay Franklin 
Angler ft King Girls 
"Motoring with Death" 

STRAND (ubo) 
Boland. Lane ft B 
Qulgley ft Fitzgerald 
Frankie Carpenter Co 

(2d half) 
Jordon ft La Vlere 
Worth Wayton 4 
Chin Sun Loo Co 

Batralo. N. Y. 

SHEA'S (ubo) 
Harry Fox 
Mlssee Campbell 
Danclnar Girl Delhi 

3 HIckey Bros 
Howard's Ponies 
John P Wade Co 
Anahl ft Girlie 
Street Urchins 

OLYMPIC (sun) 
Voltaire ft Lloyd 
Bennington 6 Scott 
Ethel Mote Co 
5 Young Americans 
Five Serbians 
McLaughlin ft Evans 

LYRIC (sun) 
Leonard ft Haley 
The Reynolds 
Maley ft Woods 
Sally's Visit 

Botte. Mont. 

PANTAGES (p) 
(14-18) 
Saint ft Sinner 
J ft D Miller 
The Cromwells 
Brady A Mahoney 
"Bon Voyage" 
PBOPT.FS (ah-wva) 

(Sept P-ll) 
Matilda ft Corpos 
Hughes Sisters 
Eldrldge A Barlow 
Sam K Otto 
Rlef A Murray 
Nola's Dogs 

Sept 12-ir. 
(Same bill playine 
Great Falls Sept 
8:9) 

Calararr. Can. 

ORPHEUM 
Marck's Lions 
Norwood A Hall 
Diamond A Grandda'r 
"The Night Boat" 
Mang A Snyder 
Chas Howard Co 
Frankie Heath 

PANTAGES (p) 
Julia Curtis 
Goldberg A Wayne 
Mercedes 

4 Holloways 
Cook A Lorenz 
Von Cello 

Camden, N. J. 

TOWERS (ubo) 
Burns A Jose 
John Gelger 
"Tale of a Coat" 
Ward A Cullen 
"Cabaret De Luxe" 

2d half 
J A J Gibson 
Moratl Tatn fi- M 

Fred La Rene Co 
Ualnoa 

Canton. O. 

LYCEUM ubo) 
Thomas 3 
Lelpslg 

Porter J White Co 
(One to fill) 



2d half 
Lew Madden Co 
"Corner Store" 
(Two to All) 

Cedar Rnolda. In. 

MAJESTIC (wva) 
Kremka Bros 
Eastman ^sters 
Southern Serenade 
Demerast ft CoUette 
Olga Mlshka Co 
2d half . 
Retter Bros 
Chong A Mooy 
Vernon S 
The Veterans 
(One to flll> 

Cknmpnlam. III. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
Pollard 

Clinton ft Rooney 
6 Hawaiian Serenaders 
Adrian 

3 Kanes 

2d half 
Cecil ft Mack 
"Back to Elmlra" 
Gus Erdman 
"Flirtation" 

Charleaton. S. C. 

ACADEMY (ubo) 
(Columbus split) 
1st half 
Finn ft Finn 
Kubelick 

Eadie ft Ramsden 
L ft M Hunting 
Cowboy Twins ft Daisy 

Chattanooarn. Tenn. 

ACADEMY (ubo) 

(Knoxville Split) 

1st half 

Dunedin Duo 

Harry Adler 

"The Miracle" 

Browning ft Dean 

Claremont Bros 

Chleaco 

MAJESTIC (orph> 
Howard A Clark 
Alan Brooks Co 
Anukl 

Wms ft Wolf us 
Bowman Bros 
Rose ft King 
Rena Parker 
Hubert Dyer 

PALACE (orph) 
Nat Goodwin 
Conroy ft LeMalre 
Kounze Sisters 
Geo Kelly Co 
Marmein Sisters 
J ft M Harklns 
Lockett ft Brown 
Ed Morton 
Tambo ft Wells 

AMERICAN (wva) 
Jolly 3 
(Five to fill) 

2d half 
yjiiO K'^' Co 

Cain A Odom 
(Four to fill) 

AVENUE ^wva) 
Chong A Moey 
Geo McFadden. 
Doro'tby Hays Co 
Vine A Temolf* 
Vernon 6 

2d half 
Barber A Jackion 
Bljou Minstrel Misses 
Madison A Winchester 
Azard Broif 
(One to nil) 

KEDZIE (wva) 
Karl Emmy A Pets 
Ray A Emma Dean 
"Lincoln of U S A" 
(Two to nil) 

2d half 
Ernette Asoria Co 
Earl A Sunshine 
Lottie Wliiiamb Co 
Vine A Temple 
(One to nil) 

LINCOLN (wva) 
Cecil A Mack 
Otto Koerner Co 
Old Soldier Fiddlers 
(Two to nil) 

2d half 
Jolly 3 
The Slacker 
(Three to All) 

WILSON (wva) 
Count Peronno 
Hilton A Lazar 
The Brads 
(Two to nil) 

2d half 
Ray A Emma Dean 
Torcat's Novelties 
(Three to All) 

WINDSOR (wva) 
Singer A Danc'i^ Girls 
Earl A Sunsulne 
Lottie Williams Co 
Tabor A Green 
Azard Bros 

2d half 
Johnson A Wells 
Milton A Lazar 
The Brads 
(Two to nil) 
COLONTAL (Loew) 
? Escardos 

4 Cook Sisters 
Morton City 4 
Review DeVoRUe 
(One to fill) 

McVICKERS (loew) 
Emil Willie Co 
3 Roblnn 
Raynor A Bell 
PediTson Bros 
Von * Carrie Avery 
Bill Prultt 
Jack Kennedy Co 



Nat Carr 

Winifred ft Gllfrane 
Morton Bros 

RUl*TO (loew) 
Sextette DeLuxe 
Newell «e Mos^ 
Jaa H Howard 
Gardner ft Rev«re 
Russian Gypsies 
Lleber Day Co 
RIva Larsen Troupe 
Marion ft Deene 
(Two to fill) 

VICTORIA (loew) 
Yamamata Jap 
Chas Oibbs 
Bruce Duffett Co 
Art Allalr 
"Honey Beee" 
2d half 
DeCoursey Rubes 
Levy ft Ulrla 
Beatrice McKeuzie 
Tim ft Marion Dee 
(One to fill) 

CleTeland 

HIP (ubo) 
Sallle Fisher Co 
Savon ft Brennan 
Foster Ball Co 
Ethel Hopkins 
Fox ft ingraham 
Sig Franz Jr 
"Color Gems" 
3 Equillos 
(One to fill) 

MILES (loew) 
Hal Stephens Co 
Three Rozellos 
Eraser, Bunts ft H 
Freddy James 
"College Days" 
Bombardment Rheims 

PKlSCILLA (sun) 
Cliff Bailey Duo 
Millie Day Co 
Gllroy, Haynes ft M 
Cassidy ft Longton 
Harry Glbbs Co 

Colombia. 9. C. 

PASTIME (ubo) 
(Charleston split) 
1st half 
•Klass 
Klein Bros 
Plstel A Cushlng 
vr Savail ft Sis 
(One to fill) 

Colambaa 
KF'TH'S (Ubo) 
Dorothy Regal Co 
"Riding School" 
Chas F Semon 



Den M nlM* 

ORPHBUM 
(Sunday opening) 
Jean Adair Co 
^MmIUu WatiH ft T 
Caliste Conant 
Delro 

Act Beautiful 
Juggling Nelson 
McCarty ft Faye 

Detroit 

TBMPLB (ubo) 
A Rasch Co 
McConnell ft dlmpson 
Marguerite Farrell 
Walter Brower 
Regal ft Bender 
"Memories" 
Camllla'a Blrda 
Boudlnl f^roa 

MILBd (abc) 
Lockbart ft Laddie 
"Exploits of Africa" 
Hunter ft Shaw 
(Three to fill) 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
James Livingston 
Rob ft Robinson 
The Zlroa 
Harry Sydell 
"Divorce Question" 
(One to fill) 

RETQENT (loew) 
Herbert ft Dennis 
Piotti 

Ollie ft Johnnie Vanis 
"Edge of World" 
Al Fields Co 
Nell Mack Co 
Wllla Holt Wakefield 

Doreheoter. Mnaa. 

FRANKLIN PAIUC 
(Ubo) 
Zudra A Hoot 
Leonardl 

Hedges ft Hedges 
Martini ft Maximillian 

(2d half) 
Marsh ft Lawrence 
Walker ft 111 
Eugene LeBlave 
Gautler'a Toy Shop 
Dninth. Minn. 
ORPHBUM 

(Sunday opening) 
Eddie Foy Family 
Kltner Hawksley ft M 
Gonne ft Alberts 
Llbonatl 
Saunders' Birds 
Fern Biglow ft M 
Lillian Fitzgerald 
GRAND (WTS> 
Mabel-Fonda 3 



BRADY :nd MAHONEY 



Service ft Banction 
Gaylord A Lancton 
Adeline Francis 
Jack ft Forls 

Dallaa. Tex. 

MAJESTIC (Inter) 
Herbert's Dogs 
LaFrance A Kennedy 
Connelli A Craven 
Tower A Darrell 
Imhof Conn Coreene 
A Chandler A Co 
Lonia A Hawallans 

Davenport, la. 

Cv^LUMBIA (wva) 
(Sunday opening) 
Better Bros 
Gaffney ft Warde 
Vardon ft Perry 
"International Rev" 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Ole-i Mlshka Co 
Daniels A Walte 
Tennessee Ten 
(Two to nil) 

Deeatnr. III. 

EMPRESS (wva) 
(Sunday opening) 

Hector ft Pals 

Andre sisters 

"Rack to Elmlra" 

Basil A Allen 

Qulxle Quintette 
2d half 

Pollard 

Clinton A Rooney 

"Finders Keepers" 

Adrian 

Arco Bros. 

Denver 

ORPHEUM 
Katherine Clifford 
Elaa Ruegger 
Vacuum Cleaners 
Ray Snow 
Hufford A Chain 
3 Johns 
Hit the Trail 

.PANTACES (p) 
GerardH MonkovH 
Schooirr Si DI<-k!::?on 
Singer's Midgets 
Antrim A Vale 
Romanoff Sisters 



.; j.>\is 



Vernon Co 
Mahoney ft Rogers 
Allen's Cheyenne Mln" 
Btrels 

2d half 
Gllmore ft Romanoff 
Ilia Grannon 
Jones ft Sylvester, 
Dunbar's Colleuns 

B. LlTerpooI* O. 

AMERICAN (sun) 
Rubini ft Martini 
"Wedding Party" 
Neil Abel 

2d half 
Irving, Jones ft J 
Little Miss Flirt 
Keno Keys ft M 

B. St. lioala 

ERBERS I wva) 
Paul Fetching Co 
Floyd Mack ft M 
Weber Beck ft F 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Countess Verons 
Willing ft Jordon 
Fisher Lucky ft G 
Page Hack ft M 

Edmonton. Can. 

PANTAGES (p) 
Claudle Coleman 
Piano Girls 
Wlllard 

"Dream of Orient" 
Claude Younger 
Knight A Carlisle 

Elmlm, N Y. 

MAJESTIC (ubo) 
Orban A Dixie 
Primrose 4 
(Three to nil) 
2d half 
Miller Dalton A A 
Crewel Fanton Co 
(Three to fill) 

Erie. Pa. 

COLONIAL (ubo) 
^Teras A Preston 
Wayni* MarohsU A.f! 
Jasper 

Cummlngs A Shelly 
Peacock Alley 



mt 



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VARIETY 



19 



■▼•■•▼Ule. lai* 

GRAND (WTA) 
<Terr6 Haute ■nllt) 

Ist half 
Bkatlng Venui«a 
DuTal 41 Blmmonds 
Havlland 4 Thornton 
Herchel Hendler 
Roy A Arthur 

Fall RiTcr. Maaa. 

BIJOU (loew) 
Will A Kemp 
Jim Reynolds 
llUloy Keough Co 
Crawford Smith A M 
"Phunph tends" 
2d half 
Rose A Ellis 
Dolce Sisters 
Townsend Wilbur Co 
Qeorie Armstrong 
Daniels A Conrad 

Fanco. N. D. 

ORA.NT^ '•'Ho 
MlUUry Misses 
Florentine Trio 
Bantucci A Berisl 
Ward's Dogs 

.a hnlf 
Phllllns A Mack 
Wright A Walker 
Newport A Stlrk 
(One to fill) 

Fllat, Mich. 

PALACE (ubo) 

(wunday opening) 

(Lansing split) 

iBt half 

"All Girl Rev" 'Tab) 

Ft. Wayme. lad. 

PALACts: tuuuj 
(Sundav openinR) 
Karlton A Klifford 
Montrose « Alien 
Gus ^rdman 
6 Colonial Belles 
Holllday A Willette 
"nonor Thv ChHur*»n" 

2d half 
Bernard A Merrltt 
Gessel A Merlin 
"Palais Royal Rev" 
Alexander Bros A E 
Geo Morton 

3 Types 

Ft. Wllliaas. Ont. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
(10-11) 
Balancing Stevens 
Denny A Perl 
Victoria 4 
Radium Models 
(14-15) 
(Same bill playing 
Duluth Ist half) 

Fart Worth, Ter. 

MAJESTIC (Inter) 
Dancing Kennedys 
Guiran A Newell 
Jim McWiUlams 
Mr A Mrs Mel Bume 
Sylvester A Vance 
Emma Garua 
Lucy Gillette 

GalTeatoB* Tex. 

MAJESTIC (Inter) 

(9-10) 

(Same bill playing 

Beaumont 11-12 and 

Austin 14-15) 
Johnson Bros A J 
Kerr A Berko 
Travers Douglas Co 
Variety De Danse 
Burt Johnson Co 
Marlon Harris 
Reddlngton A Grant 

Grand Forha. N. D. 

GRAND (wva^ 
(Sept 13-15) 
Carson Trio 
Clayton A Drew Play'r 
Lalor A Gear 

Graad Raaida 

EMPRK«5S (ubo) 
"Dream Fantasies" 
" I ne Cure" 
Rooney A Bent 
Frances Kennedy 
Sam II earn 
Stronf^th Bros 
Goletti's Monkeys 

Gt. Falla. Mont. 

PANTAGES (p) 
(11-12) 
(Same bill playing 
Anaconda 13) 

4 EarlB 

Georgia Howard 
Sllber A North 
Tom Edwards Co 
Alleen Stanley 
"Count A Maid 

PALACE (ah-wva) 
(Sent 8-n) 
Salesman A Model 
Prince A Crest 
Frick A Adair 
Linsday's L.ady Bugs 
Wells A Rose 
3 Melvins 

(F*»"» 13) 
(Same bill plavlni? 
Lewlston, Sept 11) 

namlltoB, O. 

GRAND (sun) 
Howard 

Kelson ft Eagle 
Davic< &BTuCd 
Rev Frank Gorman 
More Less A More 

2d half 
The Lemonts 
Edmunds A LaVelle 
Miss-Matched Miss 
Marlon Hall A Girls 
(One to fill) 



Hartford 

POLI'S (ubo) 
Belma Braata 
Bell A Monte 
ClothesXiotheu CiotLcs 
Brendell A Bert 
Tango Shoes 

2d half 
Svengall 
Seigle A Nell 
6 American Dancers 
Wells Norworth A N 

PALACE (ubo) 
Olive Green Co 
Chas Rellly 
Howard A Fields 
Wood Melville A P 
Pool Act 

2d half 
Gray A Graham 
Adria Ainslee Co 
Kuter Clair A K 
Pasha's Musicals 

Hobohea. N. J. 

LYRIC (loew) 
Gert Ray A Gert 
"Everywoman's 

Problem" 
Brown A Jackson 
(Two to nil) 

2d half 
"The Deserter'^ 
Sampson A Douglas 
Burns Kramer 3 
(Two to fill) 

HonatoB, Tex. 

majestic; (Inter) 
Raymond Wllbert 
Frank A Toble 
Harry HInes 
Hallen A Hunter 
Six Little Wives 
Nip and Tuck 

ladlaaaoolla 

LYRIC (ubo' 
(Sunday opening) 
De Bourg Sis 
Daisy Harcourt 
Smart Shop 

Soward A White 
umhv A Barry 
OPERA HOUSE (ubo) 
Vanity Fair 

Jachaon, Mich. 

OHPMIiUM (ubo) 
(Sundav opening) 

Hart A Kerville 

Geo Schlndler 

Jesslyn A Merlin 

Anderson A Goinea 

(one to flin 

2d half 

Geo A Mae Le Fevre 

6 Colonial Belles 

Al ShJ—'e 

Herbert Germalne Trio 

(one to nil) 

JaekaoBvlIIe* Fla. 

ARCADE uuu) 
(Sunday opening) 
(Savannah snlit) 
Ist half 
Gaston Palmer 
Hampton A Sbrlner 
Holmes A Bucnanan 
4 Swors 
Sprague A McNeece 

Janeavlile. Wla. 

AP<' I.O (abc) 
2d half) 
dinner Trio 
Leever A LeRov 
Redwood A Wells 
Helen or ■ to Co 

Kalaoiaaoo. Mich. 

MA.TVSTIC luiiu; 

(Sunday opening) 

(Battle Creek spilt) 

Ist half 
Dan Ahem 
Pome A Wa^er 
Urr A Hasen 
Cooper A Robinson 
"1917 Win Gar Rev" 

Kaaaaa City. Mo. 

ORPHEUM 
(Sunday opening) 

Julia Arthur 

Santos & Hayes 

Marie Stoddard 

Long & Ward 

Vera Berliner 

Drvllle Stamn 

HuKh Herbert Co 
PANTAGES (p) 
(Sunday Opening) 

Ed F Reynard 

3 Symphony Girls 

"Magazine Girls" 

Dorothy Vaughan 

Mile Blanca 

Alberto 

KnoxvUle 

GRAND (ubo> 

(Cbattnnoop:a split) 

Ist half 

Llo"d & McArdle 

Snyder * • mcent 

ZlPRlor Twins Co 

Ellnore A Carleton 

Orbasap" s Cockatoos 

liancaatert Pa. 

COLONIAL (ubo) 

B Herbert Sisters 

Cameron A Devltt Co 

Gone Green 

3 Shtivey Doys 
2(1 half 

Purns & Jose 

W;...st.,./'S- — - 

B H Gordon 

Vim Beauty A H 

LannlnK. Mich. 

BTJOP (ubo) 

(Sunday ooening) 

(Fllnf split) 

Ist half 

Curtis Dors 



Armstrong A Strouaa 
Honor Thv Children 
Al Shayne 
Lonos Hawaiifhl 

LewlatOB* Me. 

MUSIC HALL (ubo) 
Sealo 

Adelaide Boothby Co 
7 Honey Boys 

(2d half) 
Zedra A Hoot 
Hedges A Hedges 
Farrell Taylor 3 

LevrlatOB* MOBt. 

JuDi t H lah-wva) 
(F^pt 11) 
Van Horn A Ammer 
2 Ovondos 
Kranz A LaSalle 
J i:.dirjaa Dav<s 
Lyceum 4 

(Sept 14) 
(Same bill playing 

Billings. Sept 13) 

lilau, O. 

ORPHEUM (sun) 
McShane A Hathaway 
Moore A Elliott 
Mumford A Thompson 
"Palais Royal Rev" 

2d half 
Frank Bush 
"Fashions a la Carte" 
Nelson A EJagle 
Omar Sisters 

LIbcoIb, Neb. 

ORPHEUM 
Rubevllle 
Johnston A Harty 
Patrlcola A Myers 
De Leon A Da vies 
Three Vagrants 
Lottie Horner 

Little Rock. Ark. 

MAJESTIC (inter) 
Brooks A Lorella 
Dale A Brooks 
Billy Morse 
Marimba Band 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Private Louis Hart 
Boyle A Brown 
Rich A Lenore 
Herbert Clifton 
"Girl from Adam" 

LOEWS 
"Evil Hour" 
Homer A Dubard 
Naynon'n Birds 
Iloey A Lee 
(One to All) 

2d half 
Jonnne St Anne 
Noak 

Jos K Watson 
Gray A Klumpker 
Frear Baggott A F 

liOKBBaport. fad. 

COLONIAL (ubo) 
Cinire Hanson 
(Two to flip 

2d half 
May A Kllduff 
( iwo to All) 

liOa ABffelea 

ORPHEUM 
(Sunday opening) 

Ruth St Denis 

Maryland Singers 

Wm Gaxton Co 

Chas Olcott 

Rita Bolend 

Edwin House 

Harry Girard Co 

Brice A Barr Twins 
PANTAGES (p) 

Holmes A Lefevre 

"Breath of Old Va ' 

Morris A Allen 

"Movie Girl" 

Rondas 3 

HIP (A A H) 

Joe Rolley 

6 Harvards 

Chas Rodecra Co 

Faber A Taylor 

Morrian's Canines 

Melville A Milne 

IjonlnTllie 

KEITHS (ubo) 
(Nashville !<pllt) 
'-* hnlf 
Sterliner A Chapman 
Lee Barth 
Master Gabriel Co 
Clnrk A Lavlpr 
Lowell. Maaa. 
KEITHS 
(This week, Sept 3 

onenlr.i"^ 
Knllewo Bros 
LeonnrdI 

Jos E. Bernard Co 
Honnctt & Richards 
"Mr innulsitlve" 
Drowning A Denny 
rNoxt week. Sept 10;, 
Kttolo Japs 
Tyler A Crolins • 
r> Antwerp Girls 
Morgan * Armstrong 
rrnwford's Show 
Kt'TJii" * riollis 
Macon. Ga. 
r.nAvo (ubo) 
(Augusta Bpllt^ 

■:-««4i.-tfitcn 1 

Holmes A Wells 
I'vland He .e 
Wnrren A Templeton 
Vaude Meer 

Madlnoo. IVIm. 

rw< ""TTM (wva) 
Aerial Mitchelln 
Mitchell A Mitch 



Harris A Manlon 
Temptation 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
FlercBse Ouo 
Viola Lewis Co 
7 itixie Uovs 
Demarest A Collette 
Deiton Marcena A D 
Maaeheater, N. H. 
PALACE (ubo) 
Dooley A Nelson 
Eugenie LeBlano 
Milanl 6 

H Anger A King Girls 
Gautier's Toy Shop 

(2d half) 
3 Tivoli Girls 
Wllkens A Wilkens 
Thos Swift A Co 
JAM Burke 

Marloa* lad. 

LYRIC (ubo) 
May A KilduS 
Althoff Sisters • 

2d half 
Mildred nayward 
"Camp the Rockies" 



MarahalltowB, la. 

CASINO (abc) 
2d half ff3-15) 

Those 5 Girls 

Paris Green 

Duzman A Chapman 

Dura A Judge 

Dunn A Adams 

Meamhla 

ORPHEUM 
Emily A Wellman Co 
'David Sapersteln 
•Bert Baser cu 
Harold Du Kane 3 
Haager A Goodwin 
Evans A Irwin 
Rath Br ^8 

LOEW'S 
Stuart A Lewis 
Florence Campbell 3 
Lucille A Cocale 
Fujlama Japs 
Geo Wilson 

2d half 
Chas A La Tour 
Paul Decker Co 
Watson A Mortimer 
Pepino A Perry 
(One to All). 

Mllwankee 

MAJESiIC iorpn) 
Nan Halperln 
Maca « Walker 
Vilmos Westony 
"Corner Store" 
Beaumont A Arnold 

5 of Cl'ihw 
Phina A Picks 
Ferry 

PALACE (.wva) 
(Sunday opening) 

Florence Duo 

Th*» Slnrlter 

Arthur Rlgby 

Deiton Nareeno A D 

(Two to flin 
2d half 

Geo Schlndler 

"Lincoln of U S A" 

Harris A Manlon 

ToTTintntlon 

(Two to flin 

MlBBeapolla 

ORPHEUM 
Motorboating 
"Submarine F 7" 
Georgia Earle Co 
Gould A Lewis 
Brown A Spencer 
The Flemings 
Hutches Musical 3 
MIlo 

PANTAGES (p) 
Morris A Beasley 
Larson A Wilson 
RIgoletto Bros 
Six Serenaders 
Ash A Share 

PAT.^CR (wva) 

6 Damascas 
Crale * Wade 

•On Beach Waiklkl * 
Dedle Velde Co 

Moataromery, Ala. 

fjn ' vn (ubo) 
' anow Orleans split) 

Ist hnlf 
The Creightons 
.Tiny Joe A MIdy 
Mystic itird 
Cole Russell A D 
Ronair A Ward 

MnakcaoB* Mich. 

RFOJ^NT 'ubo) 
(Sundav opening) 

Bernard A Merrltt 

Hawlcv A Beiiaire 

Great Howard 

no" O'Neil 

Alexander Bros A E 
2d half 

"Merr- Go Round" 
(tab) 

Naiiltvllle 

PRTVCFPS (ubo) ' 
(Louinville spilt) 
Ist half 
Prcnt Hayes 
Cordray A Roberts 
Francis A Kennedy 
N>vin«< A ("rordon 

Newark. N. J. 

MAJESTIC (loew) 
White A White 
Mary Donahue 
Leonard A Dcmpsey 
"All Wrong" 
Eddie Foyer 
Carl A Frances 



2d half 
Karl Rlfper 
Alexander A Flslds 
HAM Gilbert 
VGrester Duty" . 
Lew Wilson 
(One to nU) 

New Hbtcb 

BIJOU (ubo) 
"Naughty Princess" 

2d half 
Morlln 
Jas Grady Co 
O'Neil A Walmsley 
Red A Blondy 

New Orlcana 

ORPHEUM 
"For PltVs Sake" 
Edwin Arden Co 
Bemle A Baker 
Maria Lo Co 
Weiser A Reeser 
Holt A Rosedale 
I^ Zier Worth Co 
P ALACK Mnter) 

(Montgomery snlit) 
1st half 
Wa'» Ward A U 
Harry A Etta Conley 
Ryan Richfield Co 
GallerinI A Son 
Maxlne Bros A Bobby 

LOEW'S 
Marshall A Welton 
Aerial Lavalls 
Williams A Held 
Jan Rublnl 
Kalma Co 

2d half 
Stewart A Lewis 
Lucille A Cockle 
Geo Wilson 

Fujlama Japs 
Florence Camnbell 3 

Newport 

O H (ubo) 
Norwood A White 
Jordon A Labier 
Worth Wayton 4 
"Motoring with Death " 

(2d half) 
Boland, Lane A B 
Jack Fitzgerald 
Valentine Vox 
Brownie Beaumont Co 

New Rochelle. N. Y. 

LOEW 
N A S Kellogg 
Belle Rutland 
Hans Roberts Co 

2d half 
Stanley A Burns 
Betty Bonnell 
(One to All) 

Norfolk. Va. 

Ar*nT^,Mv *ubo) 
'Richmond split) 
1st half 
Lalla Seeblnl Co 
Frank Stafford Co 
HIrchoff's Gypsies 
(Two to fill) 

Norwich 

DAVIS (Ubo) 
Genevieve Gale 
Taneau Bros 
El Rey Sis 

(2d half) 
De Caino A Dogs 
Norwood A White 
'Somewhere In France' 

N. Yakima. Waah. 

KMP»w«^ (ah-wva) 

(Sept J»-10> 
M Du Bols' Pets 
Stewart A Earl 
2 Pearsons 
Marie Du Four 
Ebner A Reusch 
Blanche Alfred Co • 

'Sept 14-1!S) 
(Same bill playing 
Wnlln-Walla, Sept 

J).10' , 

Oaklaad. Cal. 

PANTAGES (p) 
The LampinlB 
Smith A McGuire 
Abrams A Johns 
"Mimic World" 
Joe Roberts 

HIPP (ah-wva) 
(Sept n-ll) 
Poshay A White 
Hobson A Beatty 
Rrown's Blackface R 
Merklt A Pondhill 
Maestro Co 
2 Edwards 

(Sent 12-15) 
(Same olll playing, 

San Jose, Sept 0-11) 

Ofcdcn 

PANTAGES (p) 
(13-1.-)) 
Will Morris 
"Mr Detective" 
Stuart 

"Woman l^roposea" 
Green McIIenry A D 
Hadina 

Omaha 

ORPHEUM 
Randall A Myers 
Hermine Shone Co 
Clifford A Wills 
Asahl Troupe 
rtensee A P.aird 

Harry Carroll 

Patcrann. N. J. 

MAJESTIC (Mho) 
"Mme niuobeard" 
"Beauty" 
Ryan A Joyce 
Frank Dobnon 
Dorothy Morton 



Rouble Sims 

2d half 
Reed A Wright Girls 
Albana 

WchcvA Redtwra 

Duncan Holt 
'Dogvilio Wedding 
Day" . 

Phlladelahla 

KEITH'S (Ubo) 
Morgan Dancers 
Harry Green Co 
Ed A Lew Miller 
La Sylph 

Cecil runnlngham 
Bert Swor 
Jack Alfred Co 
Arnold A Taylor 
Wheeler A Dolan 

WM PENN (ubo) 
Nalnoa 

3 Boys A Girl 
Kelly A Galvin 
"Who's to Blame?" 

2d half 
Rucker A Winifred 
C De Vitt Co 
Geue Green 
Small Town Opera Co 

GRAND (ubo) 
Celllno's Animals 
Archer A Ward 
Loney MasaHu 
•Louis Slhioa Co 
Moore A Gerald 
Athos A Reed 

PROADWAY (ubo) 
Melodious 4 
Ernest Dupille 
"Too Manv Sweeth's" 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
"Kraiy Kat Keepers" 
Frozinl 

Wm Wll'on Co 
Johnny Bckert Co 
"Bovs In Camp" 

AT ^»^OM^^^'v (ubo' 
Rocers A Wood 
Chapnelle A Dribble 
Bobby Heath Revue 
Bison Cl»- 4 
"Dairy Maids ' 

Plttaharah 

HARRIS (ubol 
Joe A Vera White 
Harmon A White 
Senla A Mario 
Estelle Harte Co 
Natalie Morgan 
Garden Belles 
Buddy Doyle 
The Bransons 
Emmy's Dogs 

Poatlae. Mich. 

OAKLAND (abc) 
(1st half) 
SInele Barrett 
Senate Duo 
Dorman A De Glenn 
Transfleld Sisters 
"Rich Girl, Poor O" 

Portlaad. Me. 

KfciTHS (Ubo) 
(This week. Sept 3) 
Kllaro Japs 
Tyler A Crolins 
5 Antwerp Girls 
Morgan A Armstrong 
Anger A King Girls 
l^ioneyboy Minstrels 
(Next wee^. Sept 10) 
Kuerewo Bros 
Hallen A Ooss 
Arnnuf Prow 
"Mr. Inquisitive" 
Plavlllfi 
Bennett A Richards 

Portlaad. Ore. 

PANTAGES (p) 
Venetian Gypsies 
Edna Keely Co 
Claire A At wood 
O'Connor A Dixon 
Frank Morrell 

HIPP (ah-wva) 
Sent 0-'i7) 
D Van Field Co 
Margaret Ryan 
Morton A Wells 
Venetian 4 
Irving A Ward 
Tctuan Arabs 

(Sent 13-15) 
(Same bill niaving, 
Seattle, Sept Jt- - 

ProTldcBce. R. I. 

KWiTiffl 'tibo) 
Paul Dickey Co 
Joe E Bernard Co 
Swor A Avev 
Brownlne A --'enny 
The Volunteers 
Venltn Gould 

4 Jahnsleys 
(Two to ell) 

MAJESTIC (loew) 
White Steppers 
Helen Morati 
Jos Madden Co 
Weber A Wilson 
Smith A Troy 
Weston's Models 

2d half 
Ward A Pryor 
Mabel Paige Co 
College Quintette 
Cooper A Cox 
,T<'wr(t A Pondlrton 

Reno. NcT. 

MA.TFRTIC (a&h) 
Lro Flllirr 
(Three to nil) 
2d half 
Knne A Wacnor 
I ft O O'Monra ••• 
(Two to All) 



RIehmoBd. lad. 

MURRAY (ubo) 
2d half 
Claire Hanson A 4 
Althoff tflsters 
Xb'uls A LeonoTd 
Prlncit Kar-Ml 
Uallando 

Rlehmoad. Va. 

BIJOU (ubo) 
(Norfolk feiplit) 
1st half 
DeWitt Young A Bis 
Dan Burke A Girla 
Frawley >- West 
(Two to fill) 

Roaaoke. Va. 

ROANOKB (ubo) 
Adroit Bros 
Burns A Qulnn 
Chisbolm A Breen 
Margaret Ford 
Werner Amoroa O) 

2d halt 
The Whites 
J W ilansome 
Tllford Co 
Minnie Harrison 
B Welch's Mlnstrela 

Roehcator. N. Y. 

TEMPLE (ubo) 
Nellie V Nichols 
Jessie Buslejr Co 
"SUmpede Rluara" 
Lyons A Yoaco 
Gaedo A Randegger 
Kennedy A Burt 
Gaudschmldta 
Dancing Lavara 

FAMILY (sun) 
Jacques A Clark 
Jessie Shirley Co 
Scott A Christy 
(Three to fllh 
2d half 
Nettle Carroll Co 
Nelson Duo 
"Spooks" 

"Song A Dance Rev"* 
(Two to fill) 

Rockfford. 111. 

PALACE (wva) 
(Sunday opening) 
B Asorla Co 
Viola Lewis Co 
Veterans 

Madison A Winchester 
Degnon A Clifton 

.Hi half 
Howell Gordon Co 
Dave Manly 
"International Rev" 
Tasmania 8 
(One to fill) 

Rock IalaBd« IlL 

ILLINOIS (abc) 
'Clifford A Wayne 
Gus Blmora Go 
Lew Ward 
Clarenee White Co 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Hasel Morris 
Casteluccl Band 
(Three to fill) 

Sacraaseato. OaL 

BMPRBUS tau-wva) 

»t 9-11) 
Le Dean Sisters 
The Arleya 
Eddie Vine 
5 Immigrants 
Lee A Lawrence 
Jansen 

(Sept 12-lS) 
Banvard Sisters 
Mary Billsbury 
uoyle A Wright 
Gilbert A Usher 
"Morn' Woon « Night" 
Willis-Gilbert 

SavlaaW. MIeh. 
JEFFERA -STRAND 
(Ubo) 
(Sunday opening) 
(Bav City split) 
1st half 
Harry Sterling 
Ed A Irene Lowrey 
Wolf A Stewart 
Byal A Early 
Lon'' Tack Sam Co 
flalem. Maaa. 
FEDERAL (ubo) 
Wllkens A Wilkens 
Valentine Vox 
Farrell Taylor Ck) 

(2d half) 
Dooley A Nelson 
Milanl 6 
Frankle Carpenter Go 

Bait Lake 

ORPHEUM 
(Open Wed night) 
(12-lR) 
"America First" 
Ay Chung Hwa 4 
Norton A Nicholson 
Hamilton A Barnes 
Ben Deely Co 
EI Cleve A O'Connor 
Bert Melrose 

PANTAGES (p) 
Howard Klhel A H 
"Miss Hamlet" 
Leila Shaw Co 
Swain's Animals 
3 Lyars 
Klotz A Nash 
.Haa AntotilOt Tex. 
MA-JCOT^hC- CfitvT.-/- 
Beeman A Anderson 
Francis A Ross 
Kelly Wilder Co 
International 4 
Mrs Gene Hughes Co 
Clark A Hamllten 
Five Nelsons 

(Continued 



Saa Dleva 

PANTAGEd (p) 
Julian Hall 
The Gascolgnea 
"Woman" 

•^Mied— A- wtrr" ■ - 

Lucy Luclcr 3 

HIP (aAh) 
Fields Keane A W 
J A I Melva 
Willie Bros 
Murray A Love 
Sperry A Rae 
Beford A Gardner 

2d halt 
Leon's Poniea 
Fave A Lewis 
"1917 Revuo" 
Alex Duo 
Tokayo Japa 

Baa Praaelaea 
ORPHBUM 

(Sunday opening) 
Blsie Janis 
ThreoBoba 
Joe Towla 
Bva Taylor Co 
Speneer A Williams 
Lovenberg Sla Co 
Leona La Mar 
Kathryn Murraj 
PANTAOBS (p) 

(Sunday Opening) 
Kane A Herman 
Nelson A Nelson 
"Birth of a Roao" 
Aheara Tr 

Godfrey A Henderson 
Guilaal 8 

CASINO (aAh) 

(Sunday opening) 
Tom Brown Rerue 
Merket A Bondblll 
Hobeon A Beatj 
Maeatro Co 
Gibson Girls 
Poshay A White 
HIP (aAh) 
^ (Sunday opening) 
Hoth A Roberte 
Asalln A Dolorea 
Irving Coaler 
Heber A Dare 
Sims A Warfleld 
Wolfast A Girlie 

WIGWAM (aAh) 

(Sunday opening) 
Loula London 
2 Bdwarda 
Tho Olmitaade 
Bandy A Plelda 
Violin Qaautlea 
Soott Allison 
Straasler'a Anlmala 

3d half 
4 Kings 

Wolgaat A Glrllo 
Kane A Wagner 
ieTds A 



Morgan Plel 

Snyder 
Daly's Army 
(One to flil) 
. Saa 4a8«. CaL 
VICIORT (ah-wra) 

(Stpt 9.11) 
Wolgast A Olrlie 
Simmi A Warfleld 
Harrv Dlxoa 
Gibson ulrls 
Christie A Grimn 
Herbert A Dara 

(Sept 12-15) 
(Same bill playing, 
Sacramento, oopt 
9-11) 
■BTaaaah. Ga. 
B» TOTT (ubo) 
(JacksonTllle apllt) 
j«t half 
Thomdyke A Baraea 
Trovata 

Girard A Gardner Oo 
Bdwln George 
Theo A Dandiea 
St LMila 

opDwnM 

Donald Brian Co 
Alexander KIda 
Willie Weaton 
Margaret Young 
Clown P«»*i 
Bernard A Jania 
4 JahnsU*** 
(One to flit) 
COLUMBIA (wra) 

Rex 

NImi A Schuster 
Flyn A McLaughlItt 
P«lly Hoo Trio 
Foley A mNIH 
Paul Kliest Co 
Bert How«r<< 
"American Girl Rar" 
W A "union Co 

EMPRESS 'wva) 
Willing A Jordan 
4 American Beautya 
Jos K Watson 
Pa^e Hack A Mack 

?d hnlf 

Carson A Famum 

Lurkle A Yoet 

Weber Beck A Frater 

(One to fllh 

GRAND (wva) 

Billy Broad 

Zeno A Mandel 

Valentine A Bell 

Harry Koae 

Lew Welca Co 

Black A White Her 

Carl Roslnl Co 
PARK fwva) 
"' D«ji »n \j:tiv-9uKt 

Amedio 

n Swede Hall Co 

Cook A Catman 

Haverman's Animals 
Vfl »»«if 

Chyo A Chyo 

Thornton A Thornton 
on page 21.) 



ao 



VARIETY 



AMONG THE WOMEN 



BY "PATSY" SMITH 



The program at the Palace this 
week is a very spectacular one. Six 
out of the nine acts have special scen- 
ery. The artistic setting of Stone and 
Kalisz frames a musical comedy gem. 
Lucille Cavanagh's set is as exquisite- 
ly and beautifully feminine as herself, 
and the spacious black velvet ball- 
room with its garland hung ceiling in 
which Adelaide and Hughes work is 
finely impresive. Any one of these 
alone would set the stamp of approval 
on a Broadway production. Amelia 
Stone wore a new dress of lace flounc- 
ing with steel colored silver cloth side 
drapery, but sticks to the lace caps 
which are as obsolete as croquet. 
Miss Cavanagh has gone back to her 
first opening song, which may go bet- 
ter out of town than in New York. 
She should have the bodice of her black 
lace gown altered, as the lines are un- 
becoming. The lace comes up too 
high on one shoulder and not low 
enough under the arm. 

The true piece de resistance of the 
evening was the splendid work and 
appearance of those wonderful oanto- 
mimists, Adelaide and Hughes. These 
artists seem to have no difficulty what- 
ever in producing a novelty each sea- 
son. Sometimes their last is not the 
best, which is not true in this case, 
but always they have conceived some- 
thing original. It would take a col- 
umn at least to describe Adelaide's 
beautiful clothes, giving no space to 
Mr. Huc[hes' almost equally brilliant 
attire. Her first dress of cerise and 
violet with bands of wonderfully set 
up brilliants is a work of art. and her 
last, a wonderful Japanese kimona over 
a still more wonderful color scheme 
worked out in sheer georgettes, is a 
novelty worth the price of admission 
alone. 

Then there was clever little Aleen 
Bronson — and — Special announcement! 
She has a new hatt a black velvc 
tam! 



Evidence of careful handling and 
precaution to maintain the highest pro- 
duction standard is indicated in the 
management of "Oh, Boy" at the Prin- 
cess, for it is said that during the run 
at the Princess thus far the costumes 
have been completely renewed at least 
four times. Just as immaculate attire 
for the road companies is insisted on 
in detail even down to an unusual 
quantity of extra linen for t^je chorus 
men. 



With the bill at the Riverside start- 
ing with the delightful dance offering 
of Vera Sabina early arrivals received 
an unexpected treat. The Ford Sis- 
ters and Henry Marshall have experi- 
enced a new impetus since last seen. 
The girls never looked prettier nor 
wore such beautiful clothes. Their 
dances have been rearranged — each 
quite (lifTcrent now and the girls have 
worked into a first class turn. Little 
Ray Dooley opened as a dainty Red 
Cross nnrse and wonder of wonders, 
she and Gordon tried to work straiglft 
for a few seconds. A cunning pink 
dress scalloped around the bottom 
split on cither side showing bloomers 
with Inipc outstanding pockets lined 
with hhie. Her big pink hat was 
faced with blue. The Ponzillos with 
tluir hair rlressed most unbecomingly 
(like Indian maids) have practically 
the same act as last year. A black 
velvet draped affair makes one of the 
sisters look twice the size she should, 
ami thoir severe lic'i(Mrcss ad^l? years 
oil their n^'c. Belle Ii:.!::r looked tlic 
picture of health and happiness and 
opened in white Jap satin. It had a 
bodice beautifully encrusted with tiny 
brilFiants that was one solid flash 
and a five-inch hand of the same bril- 
liants on bottom of the skirt. She 
donned an effective peasant dress for 



an Italian number and then went back 
to the brilliant dress again for her 
two closing numbers. 

An Indian act opened the show the 
first half at the 5th Ave., composed of 
two white girls wearing buckskin 
dresses and trimmings. One girl has, 
a deep contralto voice and the other* 
dances. A bow and arrow dance and 
a sailor's hornpipe were her solo num- 
bers. The contralto changed to a 
picturesque gypsy dress and then to a 
polden brown velvet Russian coat and 
novelty bloomers. Miss Goodridge 
(Ford and Goodridge) attracted with 
her blonde curls and pleasing person- 
ality. Vivian Blackburn in black and 
silver graced "Peacock Alley" the same 
as last year. Mabel Burke, roundly 
welcomed back after her vacation, 
sang in fine voice. Hazel Shelly (Cum- 
mings and Shelly) got quite away from 
conventional stage dress, while her 
partner apparently does everything in 
his power to ruin their perfectly good 
drop. 



Princess White Deer opened pre- 
tentiously with a leader in full dress 
Indian regalia— special drop and plenty 
of atmosphere at the 5th Ave. last half 
last week. She made a mistake step- 
ping out of the Indian character for 
an instant. Her Indian opening outfit 
deserves special notice. Lewis and 
White, two girls, dbn't look as if they 
were going to experience any trouble 
•getting on." They wear pink tulle 
draped on white irridiscent skiits and 
metallic bodices. Mercedes Clark (in 
Arthur Sullivan's sketch) pines only 
for a conventional life with eats and 
room rent. Dorothy Regal in her new 
act, "Playing the Game." may look the 
"type" of a Child's Waitress in her 
smart white skirt and salmon pink 
sweater with its angora cuffs and col- 
lar and white tam. It would not seem 
a compliment either. She would do 
well to mix them a little more— not 
quite such a good looking sweater. 
This will undoubtedly prove the best 
laughing vehicle she has had for 
vaudeville. The woman in the Wol- 
ford dog act wears a watermelon pink 
appliqued with Alice blue designs — 
made much too full and too conspicu- 
ous for a woman of her avoirdupois. 

The little lady in the Kaye and Bell 
act, last but not least on the program, 
won the honors of the bill for dress- 
ing—she wore three costumes, each 
prettier than the last. 

In the Bluebird production of "Tri- 
umph" you see a pliy worth while sit- 
ting through. It will impress by the 
seriousness and quality of the acting 
of all of the principals, particularly 
Dorothy Phillips, who is featured, and 
Lon Chaney. Miss Phillips is a little 
too sophisticated in the early scenes, 
hut she is fine in the important mo- 
ments. Her Rosalin costume is unnec- 
essarily clumsy in the open air amateur 
production, but her 'ast dress in the 
play is a triumph of effectiveness. Made 
of lace, crystal beads and pearls, with 
graceful flowing lines it is a combina- 
tion of 16th century with a dash of 20th 
century modishness. 



"Well. Well, Well!'^ was the novelty 
act on the American program this 
week. Then there was Stacia Moore 
(Tom and Stacia Moore) who surprised 
with her showy costume changes. 
Pero (Pero and Wilson) was a cute 
little up-to-date Pierotte, and "Char- 
ley," the straight man of Miller, 
i. ticKCi uitva ociZ, Wti.ttt V* °u iiiuH at all — 
a woman. Her best dress was gold 
lace lined with red and a crownless 
red hat sat lightly on her blond curls. 
The two women in the Celli Opera Co. 
wore brocaded and embroidered ma- 
terial trimmed with fringe, draped 
over red and black skirts, respectively, 



a la Espagnol, and Mada Kessler in 
black net and sequins worked like a 
feRiale imp«rsonator. If sIm would let 
hei tiny arms relax she would present 
a far better appearance. The Phun 
Phiends evidently made a long jump 
and had not had time to have their 
dresses pressed. The young woman 
in the "Well" act wears a blue wrap 
of sheer material, Persian design. The 
collar is skunk and ermine and the 
bottom is trimmed with skunk and 
a band of rhinestones. The net skirt, 
apparently very dark brown, is em- 
broidered in jet and colored beads and 
has a drop skirt of gold cloth. 



No frail shapeless little chickens on 
the American bill last week — the hail 
and hearty species holding sway. From 
Wilburs "Doll" (who may have fallen 
down, as she had dirty knees) to Mrs. 
Nello, in the last act, there wasn't a 
delicate looking female to be seen. 
Miss Church (Forest and Church) 
opened in a grandmother's dress weav- 
ing kerchief, mitts and lace pantlets 
and made three other changes, the best 
being her last — a French blue ruffled af- 
fair with poke bonnet of the same mate- 
rial, "The. Court Room Girls" were 
fresh and attractive in a wardrobe quite 
above the average for an act of this 
kind. 

After intermission Dixie Norton and 
Coral Melnotte tripped on and told the 
audience in verse, who they had worked 
with before, a la Barry Girls and Duffy 
and Inglis. They removed their rose 
and blue velvet wraps, disclosing one 
dressed in Nile green and the other in 
primrose silk and net, both trimmed 
with bands of silver braid and silver 
lace. The older woman in the "Old 
Bill Rogers" act wears neat clothes, 
but the younger one doesn't seem to be- 
long on the stage, either through her 
cessing or the reading of lines. Mrs. 
Nello's dress was decorative of sheer 
material with flowered ribbons about 
one inch wide, sewed on vertical, fan 
shape, on skirt and waist — except for 
the side panels of skirt, which were 
three-tier gold lace flounces. 



Whether Henry Clive was peeved be- 
cause a fellow in uniform wrote on 
his slate "Do Your Bit," or whether he 
planted him there specially to pull it 
was not quite clear. His reply was: "I 
have done my bit, young man; did it 
in East Africa, and I'm doing my bit 
here now — three shows a dav." There 
are a lot of fellows who would be quite 
satisfied to "do their bit" the latter way, 
without a word of complaint. 

If you have neglected your mother, 
wantonly denied her wishes or felt she 
was perhaps old fashioned, didn't un- 
derstand or didn't belong in your pres- 
ent life, and then awoke from your de- 
lusions in time, rushing back to her 
nauseated with the luxury of your sur- 
roundings or the emptiness of it all, and 
found her waiting with open arms, 
then go to see "Mother O' Mine." You 
will thoroughly enjoy it. However, if 
you did not go back before it was too 
late, and have found that what you need 
most in this world is just what you 
lost, except to be thoroughly shaken 
and shamed. Ruby La Fayette may be 
a new face on the screen. Her dra- 
matic experience dating back to the 
early 60s is thoroughly evidenced by 
her excellent work in this picture. Ruth 
Clifford, seemingly a little above the 
average height for leads, is very pretty 
and stylish, and the actress who has the 
bit, as her mother, looks every inch a 
matron of class. A healthy little 
snicker is created near the finish where 
the two old ladies get together, right 
after their children have become en- 
gaped, speculate on the sex of the first 
child. 



The chorus of the "DailiL^s of 
Paris" at the Olympic last week, with 
one or two exceptions, all seemed to 
have dirty necks. If it were summer 
tan, then it should have been covered 
with a little powder. Together with the 
soiled white cotton or lisle tights worn 
throughout the show, they did not pre- 



sent an attractive picture, even in the 
good looking wardrobe they had for 
the various numbers. Jocie Taylor 
looked pretty with her two long braids 
and the best worker in the show, Dolly 
Webb, was slightly reminiscent of 
Truly Shattuck throughout the show, 
particularly in the black tights and bril- 
liant trimmed bodice and headdress. 
The "Anthony and Cleopatra" travesty 
is terrible piflfle and appears to have 
been put in merely to give Miss Webb 
a reason for singing "There's Egypt in 
Your Dreamy Eyes." Miss Webb is 
on*^ of the few women who looks well 
in red. Her opening costume has the 
front of skirt and bodice draped in red 
velvet showing a lace aKirt and bodice 
in back. The Scotch dresses worn by 
the chorus and the red white and blue 
ones were the most effective and Mae 
Earles' specialty dress with its gauze 
stockings was the sensational bit of the 
show. 



ITALIAN WAR FILMS RETURNING. 

It is possible the Italian war films 
at the 44th Street theatre, forced out 
Saturday by the San Carlo Opera 
Company, may come back to Broadway 
for a return engagement at the Casino 
Sept. 17. 

William Moore Patch was trying to 
effect an arrangement with the Shu- 
berts on Wednesday to bring this 
about. 



FEIST BEHIND RICHMOND. 

It is stated in music publishing circles 
Leo Feist is financially interested in the 
Maurice Richmond Music Publishing 
Co., aiid Richmond's jobbing business, 
the Enterprise Music Supply Co. 

Color is given to the report from the 
fact that one or two of the Feist em- 
ployees have been shifted to the Rich- 
mond concern. 



AUTHORS OF "PAUL." 

The "Good Night Paul" piece pre- 
sented at the Hudson Monday is the 
jomt work of a Sacramento newspaper 
man named White, who writes under 
the name of "Oliver," and Charles Dick- 
son. 

The play was tried out last season 
under two other titles — "Bridie" and 
"Oh, So Happy." 



SHOWS OPENING. 

"Furs and Frills," the new Arthur 
Hammerstein show, opens Sept. 20 at 
Atlantic City, and after a road pre- 
liminary tour will probably come to 
the Casino, New York, the former ar- 
rangement for the Astor being can- 
celed and the Casino date fixed in- 
stead. In the show will be Ward de 
Wolf, Frances Demarest, George An- 
derson, Ernest Torrence, Billie Allen, 
Ruby Norton, Charles Angel, Re- 
hearsals are now being held at the 
Booth theatre. The two stands at Perth 
Amboy and Plaiiificld by the new ver- 
sion, "When Dreams Come True," with 
new scenery and new wardrobe, netted 
over $1,400 for the owners. The show 
opened last Friday night in' Pennsyl- 
vania. 

The first of the Gus Hill "Mutt and 
Jeff Divorced" shows, opened Labor 
Day in Newburgh, N. Y. Harry Hill, 
a brother of Gus, is managing. 

"The White Feather," direction Lew 
Weed with Harry Ford ahead, is 
scheduled to start Sept. 14 at Harris- 
burg. Its second stop is Baltimore. 

"The Trail of the Lonesome Pine," 
direction O. E. Wee, opened last Fri- 
day in Connecticut. 

"Her Unborn Child." direction of the 
Chicago producers, Messrs. Hatts, Gaz- 
zolo & Clifford, which will play eastern 
dates, opened Labor Day at Williams- 
po'-t Pa. The second company or- 
ganized by the same firm opens Sept. 
10 at Akron, O. 

Hyams and Mclntyre, direction Jos. 
Gaites, in a new show, "Kiss Me 
Again," opens Sept. 24 and after a tour 
of one nighters. will open at the Du- 
quesne, Pittsburgh, for a month's stay. 



VARIBTY 



NEW ACTS. 

"The Fiihing Party" with icvcn peo- 
ple (Hurry ilapf). 

**9 Little Rubens." yariation of the 
schoolroom acts (Paul Durand). 

Ed. Lee Wrothe and company of 
five; "Country Days" with seven peo- 

?ile, by jean Havez and (}eorge Bots- 
ord; Wilfred Clark and company in 
new sketch;. Shirle/ Rives (formerly 
of Rives and Harrison) and Billy Ar- 
nold and company (Joe Hart). 

Fred J. Ardath in new sketch for 
himself, "The Decorator/' an Ardath 
sketch (without him), "Madame Blue- 
bird" (Thos. J. Fit^patrick). 

Harriet Remple with a company of 
four, scenic production. 

Caits Bros, with a Miss Coyne added 
(Edw. S. Keller). 

"The Bride Shop" (reproduced) 
(George Choos). 

Harry and Eva Puck, continuing in 
vaudeville (Arthur Klein). 

Yvctte and Saranoff, in three scenes, 
written and staged by Herman Tim- 
berg; Lina Arbarbanell with male ac- 
companist, two songs from "Flora 
Bella," with two others specially writ- 
ten (Arthur Klein), 
pie (May Tully). 

"The Ladies' Club," by Havez and 
Botsford, with Suzanne Roccamora and 
company (John C. Peebles). 

Louise Kerwin, from the legitimate, 
with piano; Robert T. Haines and Mrs. 
Haines, in new sketch; Chris Smith 
and Henry Troy (colored) (W. L. 
Lykens). 

Stetson and Huber "On the Way to 
Matrimony." ( 4 

J. Oliver Reynolds and company, in 
"The Chimney Sweep." a sketch with 
four people and Special scenery. 

Williams Cole (formerly with the 
Dora Dean Players) has replaced By- 
ron Sheldon (Fiddler and Sheldon). 
The latter retired recently from the 
stage. 

Mabel Hamilton (formerly Clark 
and Hamilton) new single act, with 
special numbers by Blanche Merrill 
(M. S. Bentham). 

The new act and partnership of Kelly 
and Ryan starts Sept. 24 at Wilming- 
ton, Del. (W. L. Lykens). 

El Gallagher and William Le Maire 
in "Behind the Front," a modernized 
version of "The Battle of Too Soon." 

Albana, tenor (Arthur Klein). 

Through coniliction in titles, the for- 
mer "Department Store" act is now 
named "Madame Bluebeard." 

Mark Davis and Mazie Williams, "A 
Romance in Hayville." 

Irving Cummings, in sketch, "Break- 
ing into Movies." 

Yvette and SaranoflF, with a new 
scenic production of four drops and a 
lunette by the Dodd-Ackerman Studios. 

Patsy DcForrest and Co., three 
people with three special scenes, writ- 
ten by Blanche Mei-rill. 

"Lots and Lots of It," formerly 
played by Louis Mann and Co., is now 
on the Loew Circuit, with Joe Green- 
wald at the head of it. 

Maurice Pierce and the late Ed. Vin- 
ton's "Buster" (dog). 

George E. Murphy, formerly of the 
Murphy-Whitman Co. and who for the 
past few years has been associated 
with Tom Ince in pictures, is return- 
ing to vaudeville with a sketch of his 
own making called "Uncovered," in 
which his wife, Florence Horsfall, is 
featured. The act is around Chicago. 

George Damerel, now in Chicago, is 
rehearsing a new act entitled "The 
Little Liar." 

Al Campbell, formerly with the New 
York Comedy Four and also the Amer- 
ican Four, has organized the Al. Camp- 
bell Singing Four. 

Edna Showalter, in new act, • with 
special songs. The Garden Four. 

Three Rigoletto Brothers, assisted 
by the Swanson Si«trrs, singing and 
dancing. 

Maud Earl and Co. in "The Vocal 
Verdict." 

Fletcher Norton in a single. 

"Deception," comedy-drama, by Leo 
Barnett, to be presented by Henry 
Chesterfield. 



BILLS NEXT WEEK. 

CCoatioaed from pag* 19.) 



Fremont Bonton Go 
A"^N2chol«on o«- 

Haverman't Aslmali 

St. Paal 

ORPHBUM 
(Sunday opoalng) 
Carl Jora 
Arthur HaTol Go 
GallacborAMarUn 
Nina Payne Go 
Bettj Bond 
Roland TraTera 
Avellns A Lloyd 

HIPP (abo) 
Franoee 4 Nord 
Musical Diamond* 
Newport ft Stlrk 
(Two to flll> 

2d half 
Kelao Bros 
MlllUry Mlaasa 
Santucot A Pareal 
(Two to fill) 

PALAGB (wra) 
Reckless Duo 
Ilia Grannon 
Dunbar's Colloens 
Jones A SyWester 
Ollmore A Romanoff 

ad half 
Klnr Bros 
Mlto»>eII A Mitch 
"Dr Jot's SanlUrlum" 
Rural B 
(one to fill) 

SekcaectadT. N. Y. 

PROCTOR'S (uoo> 
Whipple Huston Co 
Harry L Mason 
Manklchi Troupe 
Bassett A Bestrr 
Alfred Farrell Co 

2d half 
Volano 

Mr A Mrs B Connolly 
Chas Kenna 
Togan A Geneva 
(Two to fill) 

Seraatom 

POLI'S (ubo) 
Three Lameda 
Blklns Fay A B 
Leona Gurney 
Steppe A (yooper 
SUlley A Bierbeck 

2d half 
Arnold A Florenz 
Glenn A Jenkins 
LaCosde A Clifton 
Barton A Hill 
ReslsU 

SMttlc. Waah. 

PANTA0E3 (p) 
Dumltresu Dunham Tr 
Lane A Harper 
"Friendly Call" 
Nell McKlnley 
"Oh You Derll" 
PALACE-"'^-* Cah« 
wra) 
(Sept d-12) 
The Beaudlons 
Miller A Leondar 
D'AmIco 

"To Save One Girl" 
Tennessee Trio 
The A«1mas 

(Sept 1S-1^> 

(Same bill playing 

Tacoma, Sent 9-12) 

Sloaz City, la. 

OP»>"PUM (wra) 
(Sunday opening) 

Harvey Trio 

Granville A Mack 

W 8 Howe Co 

Moore Gardner A R 

(One to fill) 
2d half 

Kremka Bros 

Eastman Sisters 

Will Stanton Co 

Borslnl Troupe 

(One to fill) 

Soath Bead* lad. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
(Sunday opening) 

"Merry Go Round" 
(Tab) 

2d half 

Morley A McCarthy 
Sis 

Alfred H. White Co 

Dor D'NIel 

Old Soldier Fiddlers 

(One to fill) 

Saokaae. 'Wash. 

PANTAGES (p) 
8 Mori Bros 
6 Sullys 
Norlne Coffee 
Willie Solar 
"Winter Gar Rev" 

HIPP (ah-wva) 
(Sept 0-11) 
Mllo Vagge Co 
KrUKer A King 
Watson A Little 
Burglars' union 
Falrman A >>Rtrlck 
The Belgium Trio 

(Sept 12-1.') > 
Devereaux Bell A Joe 
Virgil A La Blanche 
JenntcRs A Barlow 
Euepne Pa^e Plavers 
T.a Petite Elva 
When We Grow Up 

SprlaarAHd, Mass. 
POLI'S (ubo) 
Chlnko Co 
8 Brtttons 
EddDB Borden Co 
.Tan Grady Co 
Rome A (3oz 



Foolish Faotorr 
Bd half 

Elliott A Wert 

Oolavo 

Delight Btawart A H 

Mr A Mrs Phillips 

Manning Feeny A K 

Tango Shoes 

PLAZA (loew) 

The Zanaros 

Irene A D Carberry 

"Greater Duty" 

Exposition Jubilee 4 

Morley A'Jass Band 
2d fialf 

Gardner's Maniacs 

(Four to flU) 
MAJBSiiC (rrii) 
ttiund"- opening) 

LaSalle Musical ttcoc^ 

•prlasfleld* O. 

SUN (sun) 
Cooney Bisters 
Fashlona a la Carte 
Kenneth Orattan Co 
Frank Bush 
(One to All) 

2d half 
"Follow the Flag" 
MeShane A Hathaway 
Moore A BUlott 
Mumford A Thompson 
Emerson A Baldwin 

Saaerlor. Wla. 

PALACifi ^wva) 
Omega 
Wellin«ton 3 

(One to nU) 

2d half 
Reckless Duo 
8 Misses Weston 
L.amey A Weston 
"Fountain of Love" 

STraeaae, N. Y. 

PRoCTOP'" (ubo) 
Volant 

M Montgomerr Co 
Chas Kenna 
Fred C. Hagan Co 
Al A Btasle Kaufman 
Togan A Geneva 

. 2d part 
Whipple Huston 0> 
Harry L Mason 
Oxford ^ 
Bf^nett A Bestry 
Shepherd * Rny 
(One to fill) 

CRESCENT (ubo) 
Miller Dalton A A 
Will Ward A Girls 
Spiofrel A Jones 
AkI Rums Co 
0rt>en A Dlna 

2d half 
Jack George 8 
8 Daring Sis 
(Three to fill) 



Tacoata. Wask. 

PANTAGES (p) 
Bert Wheeler 
.Tohnny Small A Sis 
Al Wohlman 
"Oh Doctor" 
Paula 

Myrtal Vane Co 
REGFNT f«h.wvn> 
(Sent f)-12) 
Flying Howards 
Washington o 

Davett A Dn'"»" 
Hnddon A Norman 
Juggling Normans 

fSonf ••• 

(Same bill playlnv 
Vorth Yaklml. Sent 

Terra Haate. laA. 

HIPP (wva) 
(Bvansville split) 
1st half 
W S Harvey CJo 
Frank Ward 
"Thro' Look'g Glass" 
Largay A Snee 
Faahion Shop 

Tol«da 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
"Four Husbands" 
Whitfield and Ireland 
Felix A Dawson Sis 
Alfred Bergen 
McCormack A Wallace 
Darta A Rialto 
(Two to fill) 

Toroato 

SHBA'S (ubo) 
B Seeley Ck> 
Lydell A Hlgglns 
Olive Brisooe 
Grew Pates Co 
0>nrad and Conrad 
4 Readings 
Barry Girls 
Witt A Winter 
HIP (ubo) 

2d half (18-lS) 
Marie Sparrow 
Gaf ney A Dale 
B'way Boys A Girls 
Manley A Golden 
(One to fill) 

YONGB rioew) 
Conner A Odette 
Kamorer A Howland 
Shrapnel Dodgers 
Lee A Bennett 
Morris Golden 
Ward Bell A W 
(One to fill) 

Troy, BT, T, 

PROCTOR'S (ubo) 
Oliver A Opp 
Peru A Davit 



Ozftird Trta 

Martalta 

■hapherd A Ray 
(On* to flU) 

«d tialf 
"Race of Max" 
Fred C Haga;n Co 
Ltwls A White 
The Lslands 
(Ona to fill) 

Vaaca aw a r , B. O. 

PANTAGBS (p) 
"Girl From Starland" 
Chaster Cruber 
"Bvery Man'a Sister" 
DeMlohell Bros 
"Miss America" 

▼Ifftaria, ■• O. 

PANTAOBB (p) 
4 Rosea 

McCormack A Swor 
O Hadsworth Co 
Harry Breen 
"Miss Up to Date" 



(Same bill playing 
Spokane, Sept t-U) 



^MTaaaw 
MAJBOTIO (inter) 
(9-10) 
Four Klnga 
Doralyn 
Monde A Belle 
Rleh A Lenore 
"Girl from A'dam" 
Boyle A Brown 
Private Louis Hardt 

Walla Walla. T7««ik. 

LIBERT (ah-wva) 
(Sept. 0-10) 
Frank Wilbur 0> 
Keeler A Belmont 
2 Speoks 
Austin A Bailey 
"Girl la Moon'^ 
(Sept 14-15) 



KBITU'B (uBo) 
Doity Sisters 
Sam M&nn Go 
Tombes A Lynn 
Hunting A Francis 
8 Chums 
Ann Suter 
The Randalls 

Watarkar^* Coaa. 

PGLI'S (ubo) 
Elliott A West 
Adrla Alnalee Go 
Green A Pugh 
Rising (feneration 
Kuter CUlr A K 
Red A Blondy 

2d half 
8 Brlttons 
Rome A Oox 
Clothes Clothes Clotha 
Ohinko 0> 
Brendell A Bert 
Great Leon (3o 
Watarlaa 

MAJESTIC (^ 

(Sunday opening) 
Rosalie Asoher 
Will BUnton 0> 
Daniels A Walters 
Frad Zobedle Co 
(One to fill) 

•^ (2d half) 
Oaffney A Wards 
Sherman Southern 

Bereaaders 
Geo MoFadden 
Degaoa A Clifton 
(One to fill) 
WhaaUasr, W. Ta. 

VICTORIA (sun) 
Irving Jones A J 



"Little Miss Flirt" 
Keno. Keyes A M 

ad half 
Dublnl A Martini 
*W*dditt»-Par;y" 
Nell Abel 



POU'B (ubo) 
Arnold A Floreni 
Glenn A Jenkins 
LaOosde A Clifton 
Barton A Hill 
ReslsU 

2d half 
Three Lameds 
Blklns Fay A B 
Laena Gurney 
Steppe A Owper 
SUlley A Blerbeek 

Wlaalaav. Oaa. 



21 



POLI'S (obo) 
Craven A Belmont 
Gray A Graham 
Manning Feany A K 
American Daaoara 

2d hilf 
Olive Green Go 
Howard A Fields 
Wood Melville A P 
Selma BraaU 

PLAZA (ubo) 
Mons Herbert 
Fisher A Gllmore 
Belgle A Nell 
Wells Norworth A N 
Pasha's Musloala 

Id half 
Traoey A Merwlok 
Bell A MonU 
Foolish Factory 



) 



ORPHBUM 
Bandbox Revue 
"Prosperity" 
Wm BbsOo 
Jordan Olrls 
Frank Hartley 
Santley A Norton 
Al Herman 

PANTAGBS (p) 
Parsons A Irwin 
"Fireside Reverie" 
Lord A Fuller 
Wilson's Lion 
Wllnon Bros 

STRAND (wva) 
Carson Trio 
Clayton A Drew PUy's 
Lalor A Gear 
Carson A WhIU 
(2d half) 
(Same bill playing 
Ft. Williams. Sept 
10-11) 



PROCTOKB (ttbo) 
Wilson A Anbiay S 
Reed A Wrtght Olrls 
Harriet Rampla Oo 
Milt Collins 
Billy Bouncer 

9d half 
Marin Bis 
M. Burkhart 
MeWaUrs A Tyaoa 
Tvetto A Baraaoff 
Rudlnoff 



B 



»aantai 

HIP (ubo) 
Le Roy Talma A 
"Cranberries" 
Dave Roth 
MoRae A Clegg 
Bums A Frabltto 
Mae (}uriis 
Hanlon A OUftoa 
(One to All) 




ACTS SUITABLE FOR CABARET. FRED 
S. FENN AGENCY. BILLY CLOONAN. MGR., 
301 GAIETY THEATRE BUILDING. NEW 
YORK; 

"ARTISTIC FROCKS-REBUILDING A SPE- 
aALTY. PRICES REASONABLE. KLAU- 
DER, BRYANT S347, 118 W. 4aTH ST., NEW 
YORK. 

"SOOKING FIRST-CLASS ACTS for cabarets 

in South America, Panama. Canada, and all the 

Principal cities in the United States. BILLY 
URllS (General Manager). Broadway Book- 
ing Office, Gaiety Theatre Bldg., Room 01, New 
York. 

CHARLES HORWITZ has written hundreds 
of the most successful sketches, monolofs, 
lyrics, dialogues, etc. Order your new material 
now and get the best. Room 808 Columbia Thc- 
atre Bldg., New York. 

COSTUMES For sale, soubrette 

COSTUMES, novelty COSTUMES. AT- 
TRACTIVE prices. CALL FROM 4 TO 6. 
CHAS. CORNELL'S PRODUCTIONS. 1562 
BROADWAY, NEW YORK . 

FOLDING TYPEWRITER TABLE AN5 
TYPEWRITER: MUST BE REASONABLE 
AND IN GOOD CONDITION. WHITER VA- 
RIETY, NEW YORK. 

FOR SALE— Eight -room house, bath, gas, 
electricity, parquet floors. Comer pnmerty, 
SO X 107. Snsde trees, large porch. Suiteen 
minutes through tube to Pennsylvania sta- 
tion. New York. Commutation six dollsrs: 46 
trains daily; also elevated. All churches, 
school t. Very essy terras. Keith. 3001 Brandon 
Ave., Richmond Hill, L on g Island. 

FRENCH operette sinirers wsntcd quickly. 
Long season guaranteea. Artistic director, 
tenor, soprano, baritone^ comic. Experienced 
artists only. Write A. Lands, Impresario, 1214 
Times Bldg. 

FURNISHED ROOMS-Large, small snd par- 
lor; running water: telephone service: reason* 
sble. 248 W. 46th St.. New York. 

GREEN VELVET cyclorama. slightl^r used; 
good condition: can be seen b^ appointment 
only; party out of town. Write Jos. Burt, 
Variety, New York. 

LOST— Manuscript of comedy bits, entitled: 
"Dailv Police Bulletin," somewhere in Chicago. 
Suitaole reward will be paid for ssme. Ad- 
dress Frederic Cromwell, Brsdford Hotel, Chi- 
csgo, III. 

OFFICE FURNITURE— In very good condi- 
tion: can be had reasonably; all oak. Only bcea 
used a short while. Quick Buyer, Variety, New 
York. ■ 

PROF. FAMAHASIKA wants good snimal 
man; also man that can work stock and lady 
to work the best bird act in the United States. 
I have the goods, no hot air; stesdy work to 
good, reliable people, good treatment and real 
W(t»iU'.— V/-/Itc all ct/ ProT. - r.a^M/.MA^la'fi head 
quarters (yes, some headquarters), 2322 and 
2324 N. Fairhill St.. Philadelphia. Pa. 

ROYAL typewriter, No. 1, good condition, will 
sell cheap. T ypew riter, Variety. New York. 

STENOGRAPHER WANTED-ONE WHO 
HAS HAD EXPERIENCE IN BOOKING OF- 
FICE PREFERRED. SALARY. $12.00. BOX 50, 
VARIETY, NEW YORK. 



TENNEY*S ACTS— Sketches snd monologues 
sre stsndsrds. Full of originality, **pep'* and 
"getover." He sells acts, not promises. Write 
him now. Allen Spencer 'Tenncy, 1493 Broadway, 
New York. 

VAUDEVILLE acts written per yoar order. 

One- third down. Sketches for placeoseatk 



Readings by sppointment, or by express on 
spproval. Frederic Cromwell, Bradford Hotel, 

Chicago. 

"^ANTED-A lady violinist wltk soprano 
voice; sesson's cngsgcment. Apply Kaafaaaa 
A Hyde Producing Co., Inc., Suite U, Broadway 
Thestre Bldg. 

WANTED at once, comedian for musical actl 
Edward E. Nickerson, N. V. A., cor. Kiag St. 
and Long Beach A ve., Freeport, L. L 

WANTCD— Man tenor singer who plays plaa^ 
cspsble of hsndling book character lor staadara 
act. A dd ress Mac, Variety, Chicago. 

WANTED.— Partner baritone singer} mast 
hsve voice, appearance and ability. Eddie 
Alyora. 319 W. 44th St., New York City. 

WANTED— To buy purple or any dark oolor 
plush or velour cydorsms drop. Must be la 
kood coflption snd qus'.ity. Address Drop, 
Vsriety, Tfew York. 

WANTED— Top tenor, one who csn plsy 
string instrument preferred, at once: vaudeville. 
Address Boa 25, Vsriety, New YorL 

WANTED-Young lady wltti goo<l appear- 

ance. who can sing, tslk and dance, to play 
vaudeville with recognised eccentric dancer and 
pantomimist; also young msn for eccentric 
scrobstic work, must be of short build. Write 
Eccentric. Vsriety. New York. 

. WHITE SATIN COSTUMES sultsble ^or skat- 
ina act. Have only been used s few weeks, ex« 
cellent condition, snd will be sold st a sacriflcc. 
Costumes, Boa 40, Vsriety, New York. 

YOUNG LADY wsnted to plsy part oi msU 
in vaudeville act. Must be able to read lines. 
H. J.. Vsriety, New York. 

CHORUS GIRLS WANTED iMMtUAtKLV, 
STEADY WORK, GOOD SALARY. UjStH 

?5g^!^bR"Y'J?Nf ^.^ °^''^'^^' '^'^ 

GOOD FAST SOUBREIIE WkU'Ttb. CAH 
ALSO USE SINGING AND DANQNG IN- 
GENUE AND PRIMA DONNA, M. THOR, 
PUTNAM BLDG., NEW YORK. 

WANTED— Chorus boys snd girls for vaudc- 
ville sets; siso dsncing team to do one fast 
specialty snd work in chorus. Call Tucsdsy 
hetwee.i 11 and 1. Walter Windsor, 406 Astor 
Theatre Bldg.. 1S31 Broadway, New York. 

WANTED—Girl partner, dancing act, doing 
solo numbers. Prefer toe dsnccr. State ex- 
perience and description. Willie Williams, Natl. 
Vaudeville Artists. 15 87 Bros dwsy. 

WANTED-OOOD STRAIGHT~MA*/; MUST 
SING AND DAN'CE. ilr TUOR, r'jTIfAM 
BLDG.. NEW YORK. 

WANTED-TEN E3C(;EP110NALLY Phfit- 
TY CHORUS GIRLS, EXPERIENCED, FOR 
BROADWAY RESTAURANT REVUEi TWO 
WEEKS' REHEARSAL; SALARY t25. CALL 
MONDAY BETWEEN 11 AND L ^ ALTER 
WINDSOR, ROOM 406, ASTOR THEATRE 
BLDG., ISJl BROADWAY, NEW YORK QTY. 



2t 



N EW ACTS TH I S WE E K 



NEW AITS NEXT WEEK 

lIMtUl ii^rMMiUtioa, Firtt App«aniiic* 

or R«ap^araBo« in or Anmad 

N«w York 

Luc7 Valmont and Co. (new act), 
Royal. 

The New Reisurection/* Royal. 
Bert Leslie and Co., Alhambra. 

7 lit Regt. Recruiting Act, with Bern- 
ard Granville, Earl Carroll and 
Arthur Fields in detachment of 25.) 
34 Mins.; Pull Stage (Special Set). 
Brighton Theatre. 

Lieutenant Borrell, in charge of the 
detachment from the 71st Regiment 
on recruiting duty this week at the 
Brighton, Brighton Beach, informed 
the audience Monday evening the 
soldiers were not giving an act. "We 
are probably the only turn in vaude- 
ville," said the Lieutenant in explain- 
ing the object of the presence upon 
the stage of the 25 soldiers, "that is 
not here to entertain. We are here on 
business, to secure recruits for the 

71st Regiment, to complete our com- 

rlement, when we can go to France, 
n the National Guard we needed 2,- 
000 soldiers. The War Department 
recently raised the necessary quota to 
3,750. We lately sent 365 of our men 
to the 69th to fill that regiment so it 
could sail and we are now short. Any 
male between the ages of 18 and 35, 
w^ho is in good healtti, may enlist. We 
invite him to enlist with the 71st, the 
pride of New York City and the Em- 
pire State. The 71st was the first to 
go in '98 (Spanish-American), it was 
the first to go in '16 (Mexico), and we 
want to be the first in 1917. This is 
strictly business with us. That is 
what we are here for. And as every 
good business man pays his debt, you 
owe a debt to Uncle Sam. This is 
the chance to pay it. As you pass out 
two of our men will accept applica- 
tions, or if you do not want to enlist 
tonight, you may apply at the armory 
of the 71st, New York City, or to the 
Recruiting Officer of our regiment, now 
encamped at Van Cortlandt Park." As 
a recruiting effort, Lieut. Borrell will 
make an especial appeal to those be- 
tween the ages mentioned by him who 
have not been drafted. It will be with 
some difficulty that men in the audi- 
ences without very good reasons can 
restrain themselves from joining when 
seein(? this collection of good looking, 
healthy young men upon the stage in 
the uniform of the army, witq^ sem- 
blance of an encampment surrounding 
them and the flag draped behind 
them. Besides presenting an earnest 
appeal for recruits, Lieut. Borrell pre- 
sented the best novelty vaudeville has 
ever had, whether taken as a box of- 
fice attraction or as a temporary act, 
that comes under the "freak" heading. 
The Lieut, acted as interlocutor, an- 
nouncer or master of ceremonies, 
whichever he may wish. He also sang 
one sonpr, after being urged (Military 
Ball), in the "business" of the turn by 
Earl Carroll and Bernard Granville. 
Then the officer introduced the other 
entertainers, as they contributed, with 
no mention made anywhere of Leon 
Flatow, who did some cutting up, as 
well as playing the piano, or of an- 
other young man, private, said to have 
been in music publishing circles be- 
fore enlisting. He sang two numbers. 
The first introduction of Lieut. Bor- 
rell was of Corporal Arthur Fields, 
who sang "Come Through," a new 
camp song, with much gusto and 
knowledge of delivery. Corporal 
Fielrls was at one ti.me of Weston, 
Fields and Carroll (The Carrol! "oT'TRat" 
act having been Harry, a brother of 
Earl). The turn opened with a drill, 
manual of arms, after which Private 
Flatow seated himself at the concert 
grand in the camp set. Again an in- 
troduction, of Private' Earl Carroll, 



comp.oserf. whom everyone present 
•-•emfd to. know at. least by reputation. 
The reception must have been auite 
agreeable to Mr. Carroll. His pleas- 
ant personality and his good composi- 
tions just suited the house. He men- 
tioned a new song composed by him 
since joining. It was "When I Am 
Through With the Arms of the Army, 
I Will Return to the Arms of You." 
He had the ensemble chorus singing of 
the remainder of the boys, who may 
have been selected for their voices. 
Mr. Carroll's hit was only second and 
a very close second to that registered 
by Private Bernard Granville, closing 
the 34-minute act, giving two recita- 
tions, Serviss' "The Fool" and "After 
You're Gone, You Will Never Be 
Missed." Mr. Granville said the lat- 
ter fitted the circumstance, and his old 
poem did just fit. Granville mentioned 
one of his songs as timely, it's a num- 
ber already quite popular for the 
soldiers, "I May Be Gone a Long, 
Long Time." During some light pass- 
age of repartee Granville remarked 
they were receiving "seven fifty" for 
this week. "$750?" asked one of the 
boys. "No," replied Granville, "Seven 
dollars and fifty cents," a soldier's pay 
for a week. If Bernard Granville de- 
velops into as good a soldier as he 
has a performer, the Kaiser may just 
as well quit when the 71st reaches the 
other side. The 7l8t'3 recruiting act 
with its talent will be out a brief spell 
in vaudeville. It goes to the Palace, 
New York, next week. The salary 
paid for the turn is $1,000. After pay- 
ing for an extra meal daily for the 
men in it, the net proceeds of this 
amount will be turned over to the 



Priacett White Deer and Co. (3). 

IndiaaTidtelty. 

IS Ifint.; Full Stage. ^ 

On the stage came a pretty Indian 
maiden. She was aided and abetted by 
three braves of her father's tribe. And 
with them she made merry to the 
tunes by the paleface orchestra, led by 
a brave in war plumes, who directed 
them with an arrow. And another beat 
a tom-tom through the weary waiting 
minutes, while the Princess danced and 
capered and won the audience's ap- 
plause. Thus ffoes the "Hiawatha" 
story of vaudeville's latest novelty, but 
more than that, this act has the makings 
of a feature offering for at least one 
trip over the big time. It is different 
and^ therein lies its value. Princess 
White Deer seems a mere slip of a 
girl and of the trio of Indians support- 
ing her, Oskomo, a tall and dignified 
appearing brave, is the most imposing 
and shoulders the greater portion of 
the act. After an mtroductory dance 
by the Princess, in the centre of what 
appears to be an Indian encampment, 
he delivers a patriotic address, while 
the orchestra directed by another mem- 
ber of the company plays "America I 
Love You," very piano. In these times 
the address hits home. Then a song 
is offered, after which the Princess exe- 
cutes a sand dance to win applause. A 
double Indian dance is the closing num- 
ber and it closes nicely. The turn is a 
novelty. Fred, 

Pat Barrett 
Songa. 

11 Mlna.; One. 
23rd Street 
A young man doing a singing single, 



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FOX QRCUIT 

(Edgar Allen) 

MILES CIRCUIT 

(Walter F. Keefe) 

FINNHEIMAN aRCUIT 

(Sam Rahl) 



BERT LEVEY CIRCUIT 

(Bert Levey) 

SHEA CIRCUIT 

(Harry A. Shea) 

FEIBERSlHEA QRCUIT 

(Richard Kearney) 

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(J. H. Alos) 



PANTAGES cncurr 

(Walter P. Keefe) 
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(B. S. Moaa) 

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(Gaa Sun) 

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(W. S. Btttteriehl) 



Regiment's Fund, toward the purchase 
of an auto truck. It was Capt. Ray 
Hodgdon's company of the 71st which 
had a truck presented to it by the 
vaudeville fraternity, through sub- 
scription, while the 71st was on the 
Mexican border. The men in the de- 
tachment Monday night, while, watch- 
ing the show from the rear of the 
house, waiting for their turn, men- 
tioned the Regiment needed another 
truck. Granville, Carroll and Fields, 
in that order, featured, and the pro- 
gram called the turn, "A Unique Mili- 
tary Demonstration." There is some- 
thing inspiring in the sight of the boys 
upon the stage and there is something 
saddening in the lyrics of the songs 
sung by them, or the recitations by 
Granville, "I May Be Gone a Long, 
Long Time," is quite apt to forcibly im- 
press this upon those who appreciate 
the seriousness of war. And when 
Gtanville mentioned his $7.50 weekly 
pay from the Government as a volun- 
teer soldier in a fighting force as 
against his theatrical salary of $1,000 
weekly, the financial side of the draft 
and its universal call is quickly thought 
of The Recruitinc Act of the 71st is 
patriotic, it's beneficial, and it's an 
act. Sime. 

Rufe Lemaire will he in charcje of 
"the Winter Garden Sunday xoncerts 
which begin Sunday night. 



Philip Levy has been placed in 
charge of the management of the An- 
sonia, Butte, Mont., where the 
Pantages shows are booked. 



making some of it character work, and 

who seems possessed of capabilities his 

present material does not fully reveal. 

Barrett has a certain sort of personality 

without magnetism, it might be said. 
He sings rather well and suggests an 
English style in action though more 
suggesting a southerner in accent. At 
the close he did a bit of dancing that 
didn't tell if he can actually dance. If 
Barrett is a dancer, he could be worked 
into a production for juvenile roles, 
for his singing is there. The first song 
was "Afterward," done in the Bert Wil- 
liams way, as the lyric was written. It 
has a surplus "damn" for a laugh in the 
chorus. "Embarrassing" was a topical 
number of the usual sort. "Go To It 
When You're Young," as an old rube 
(make up of spectacles only, with facial 
twists for the character) tells the lyric 
in the title, and there is a suggestion of 
blueness, but it doesn't harm. "Do It 
Quietly" is the final song, in the same 
character. Barrett precedes his open- 
ing with an useless announcement. He' 
can make the "single" ranks, but to do 
it will probably have to discard the rube 
or old character, finding songs more of 
a lively strain. Regardless of whether 
a young man can do elderly roles well 
or no, they don't fit a singing single of 
that age description, at least not for 
more than cn«» numb*»r Mr. Barrett 
needs to be outfitted with song num- 
bers and perhaps a few stories. But he 
can get along in certain houses and spot 
with his present act, that will never 
land him however in any vaudeville po- 
sition of importance. Bim9, 



Brenda Fowler and Co. (5). 

*Th«, Spirit of 76." (Pitrlptic). 

22 Mins.; Full Suge (Special; Interior.) 

Buthwick. 

Something went wrong with the 
visionary effect upstage whereby the 
resonant voice of one of the famous 
band that has long immortalized the 
spirit of 1776 is supposed to sound an 
awakening call to 1917, and the illusion 
had to be worked with the stage lights 
all up. The failure of the lighting ef- 
fects jarred the sketch, forcing Miss 
Fowler to leave the stage in a frantic 
endeavor to have the dream of the 
stacker manipulated so that the effect 
in the main was not missing alto- 
gether. One felt sorry for MiSS 
Fowler, for up to this point she had 
put over a ringing patriotic speech that 
handed "slackerism a solar plexus and 
had the more patriotic ones in the 
audience applauding enthusiastically. 
"The Spirit of 76" is more of a home- 
made brand of "join the colors" appeal 
and by no means hide behind the skirts 
of a woman to evade military service 
admonition. The sketch tells of a 
patriotic mother whose husband had 
given up his life for his country, the 
Websters are of a family always rush- 
ing to the defense of the flag, and the 
present day found her grownup son 
claiming exemption because his mother 
was dependent upon him. The mother 
rebels at this, and it is her one thought 
not only to do her "bit" by pawning 
her valuables to obtain cash for a Lib- 
erty Loan bond but to have her son 
march away in uniform. The son is 
apparently money mad. He has several 
proposed deals that will bring in oodles 
of cash. He becomes irritable over the 
«var talk, his mother and the old colored 
mpmmy dish up every time he is home. 
There is a touch here and tiiere for 
comedy on the line of talk used by the 
negro housekeeper. Following a dra- 
matic scene where the mother has up- 
braided her boy for evading service 
and calling him a coward for hiding 
behind her skirts, the stage is darkened 
and during a supposed sleep of the 
"slacker** the vision of the famous 
1776 spirit arouses his patriotism so 
that when he awakens he rushes off to 
enlist. The sketch teems with patriot- 
ism and with its theme timely and in 
no way to be questioned by anyone 
during these war times, there is no 
doubt it will be well received in any 
house it plays. Not a big novelty nor 
absolutely essential to vaudeville, but 
subject deals with a condition of today 
and with a genuine appeal to patriot- 
ism. Miss Fowler works hard and has 
a role away from anything she has yet 
attempted in stage work. She puts hec 
one big speech over. The remaining 
members of the turn do acceptable 
work. Mark. 



Ford and Goodridge. 
Songs and Dances. 
13 Mins.; One. 
Fifth Avenue. 

This boy and girl team are present- 
ing the act formerly done by Patsie De 
Forrest and Allan Kearns, and doing 
rather well with it. They have a little 
opening number relating of the days 
when they were in the chorus, followed 
by the "You Can't Believe Them" num- 
ber, which goes to make up the greater 
part of the act. The girl, a rather 
pretty blonde who makes four changes 
of costume, dances nicely and sings fair- 
ly well. The boy has a good delivery 
for both talk and songs and the act can 
fill an earlv spot on any of the smaller 
big time bills FreiL 

Gypsy Songsters (4). 

^^ocal 

19 Mins.; Full Stage (Special Setting). 

Jefferson. 

Mixed quartet in gypsy "costumes—" 
soprano, contralto, tenor and baritone. 
All trained voices. Usual tripod and 
campfire, with set tree. Mostly oper- 
atic, but one pop medly. Well liked by 
the audience. Good pop act. Jolo. 



NEW ACTS THIS WEEK 



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Walter Weemi. 

Blackface Ifonologlst 

17 Mini.; One. 

RoyaL 

Walter Weems hai a new face and 
methods for New York vaudeville. He 
"made" himself outside New York, one 
of the very, very few. In deep co^k 
Mr. Weems tells stories and talks, get- 
ting somewhat away from the custom- 
ary lines, securing real laughs with his 
fcnuine wit, for there are several points 
oncealed in his talk,, he fitting his 

k^alog to run easily and continuously. 
Weems closes with tuba playing, first 

I'Moing comedy with it and then straight 

'4 He was not given a full chance through 
the complexion of the Royal's program 
lor til is week. Weems was placed at 

'^ithe next to closing spot of a heavily 
'laden talking show, that had George 

I'McKay (McKay and Ardine) just ahead 
Of him with light chatter also. A mat- 
ter connected with Mr. Weems that 
•w.ll make a distinct appeal before nice 

a audiences is his delivery and use of 

I Lnglish. notwithstanding that he is in 
blackface. Walter Weems looks like a 

• very good single for big time, one of 

(those sure fires in 99 times out of 100. 

^•^ Sime. 



' Alderman Francia P. Bent. 
"Uncle Sam'a Army and Navy* (Lac- 

ture). 
14 Mina.; One (Screen) (Stilla). 
Brighton Theatre. 

Alderman Francis P. Bent, who has 
become known to vaudeville as a 

' verbal describer and still picture illus- 

^ trator of current conditions, has taken 
a new line and a timely one, as bis 

f, season's start, ft is of the Army and 
Navy, our own, with particular mention 
made during the progress of the lec- 
ture of the many matters of warfare 
even used in the present gigantic strug- 
gle that the U. S. lately joined, which 
v;ere invented in America or based 
unon the inventions of Americans. The 
list will likely surprise those who hear 
it. Mr. Bent appears to have been 
thorough in his data, also the still pic- 
tures that accompany the talk. His 
description and illustration of the un- 
dersea boats are vastly interesting 
ai d instructive in a matter continually 
attracting world-wide attention. He 
dwelt somewhat upon the American 
submarine chaser as the modus oper- 
andi that will effectually squelch the 
German U-boat. Mr. Bent has a next- 
to-the-heart subject to talk about, and 
he talks well, an easy, fluent delivery 
that sends everything over for the en- 
tire house. Technically, the speaker 
opened the show at the Brighton. It 
was not the spot, bui tne turn can al- 
ways be placed for the convenience of 
the management, with the Alderman 
fully capable of taking care of his share. 
Instructive lectures such as this in war 
time benefits a vaudeville performance 
that goes in for variety. In peace, that 
is another question, but "sufficient unto 
the day," etc. 

£r(ffi«. 



Dixie Norton and Coral Melnotte. 
Songs and Dancei. 
17 Mins.; One. 

This new "sister" combination brings 
together Dixie Norton of the Norton 
Sisters and Coral Melnotte, of the Mel- 
notte Twins. They not only have 
pooled some regular vaudeville talent, 
but there is enough personality, changes 
of wardrobe, harmony, routine of 
dances and feminine looks to make the 
girls win out anywhere. They have 
invested money in becoming wardrobe, 
work every minute they are on the 
stage. They are a versatile pair and 
good lookers. Miss Melnotte did very 
well with her single numbers. For the 
finish Miss Norton dons boyish attire 
that she wore effectively and for an en- 
core the girls did a dance that estab- 
lished them in big favor. The act put 
both class and ability into a week-end 
bill. An emphatic hit was recorded and 
the couple should have no trouble in 
climlting some niches on the vaudeville 
Udder. if**^*- 



R07 Canmilngt and Hasel Shelly. 
'*One Afternoon" (Comedy).* 
22 Mina.; One (Special Sc»). 
Fifth Ave. 

Three minutes of applause and bows 
followed this act at the Fifth Avenue 
Tuesday night and for a time it looked 
as though the audience would not let 
the next turn appear until the house 
had had more of the brand of foolery 
Roy Cummings and his new partner 
were dealing out. Incidentally that 
new partner is some girl. She has per- 
sonality, a tense of comedy used ef- 
fectively, looks cute and can dance like 
a streak. As to Cummings, he clowns 
all over the stage, doing a bunch of 
falls and generally tearing the special 
drop that the act carries to pieces. This 
drop forms the excuse for the team ap- 
pearing. It represents the club house 
and lawn of a golf club and the open- 
ing talk centers about the inability of 
the boy to play the game. There is a 
little flirtation stuff with Cummings do- 
ing a nut dance that brought screams, 
but it was really the dance Miss Shelly 
did that got the initial applause return. 
After that there was no stopping and 
the burlesque ballad that Cummings of- 
fered tied the audience into knots. A 
dancing finish with a lot of comedy was 
all that the audience could stand with- 
out tearing up the seats and the man- 
ner in which those in front showed their 
appreciation is something the attaches 
at the Fifth Avenue will long remem- 
ber. It is a whale of an act for laugh 
purposes. Fr^ 



Kathleen Clifford. 

''Smarteat Chap in Town (Songa). 

Special Set. 

Orphenm, Loa Angelea. 

Los Angeles, Sept. 5. 
Miss Clifford is returning to vaude- 
ville after an eight months engagement 
in pictures. Opening here last week, 
she occupied third position on the bill 
and did very big. She is singing two 
of her old songs and two new ones, 
one of the latter having been written 
for her by Harry McCoy, the local pic- 
ture director and actor. It is a pa- 
triotic number and goes over. Miss 
Clifford earns the title of being "the 
best dressed man on the vaudeville 
stage." Her costumes are nifty and 
down to the minute, and she puts over 
her songs and patter in most pleasing 
style. Miss Clifford has her trans- 
parent curtain behind which she makes 
her changes from male to female at- 
tire and vice versa. She was extreme- 
Iv nervous at the opening performance, 
due, she said, to her long absence from 
the footlights. This is her first vaude- 
ville appearance in the west, and she 
will be a huge favorite here. 

Guy Price. 

Lamb and Morton. 

Acrobatic 

8 Mina.; Full Stage (Special Set). 

23d Street. 

Talking acrobats, who say they are 
from Australia. They sound as though 
they might be. Man and woman. Turn 
opens in woodland scene, with couple 
out for a picnic, but the woman forgot 
the beer, so they abandon the lunch 
idea to do lifting tricks instead. Closed 
the show at the 23rd street and will do 
in a spot on the small time. Sime. 



MillpT, Packer and Sela. 
Cdraedj Singing and Dancing. 
10 Mini.; One. 
American Roof. 

A girl, opening as a male imperson- 
ator, assisted by two men, is the make- 
up of this comedv singing trio. The 
opening smacks somewhat of the usual 
routine presented bv any of the many 
so-called "comedy fours," with one of 
the men <(ping Hebrew while the other 
is a boob type. The usual interrup- 
tion occurs in the opening song, after 
which the trio settle down to a regular 
routine, the girl later appearing in 
panties for a bit of stepping. Changing 
later she works up "Mason-Dixon 
Line" into a good closing number. 

FredL 



Shlrii Rlvea and WUlianr Arnold ar<^ 

Co. (1). 
Comedy, with aonga. 
13 Mhia.; Three (Parlor). 
23rd Street. 

A two-act in fact, since the company 
of one is needed but to complete the 
comedy playlet Shirli Rives and William 
Arnold present. Miss Rives was late in 
vaudeville with Ben Harrison (Rives 
and Harrison). Mr. Arnold's past is 
unknown, but he's a vaudeviUian, any- 
one who knows can tell it by the man- 
ner in which he sends it over. None 
but a vaudeviUian can do that. This 
two-act has a story for its fun. It is 
lightly and nicely played by both. 
There are songs intermingled, Miss 
Rives using as a solo, "Rolling Stones," 
that sounded rather aged in a new act. 
Tuesday night she commenced on the 
chorus. It was rather odd for a sea- 
soned performer. Miss Rives men- 
tioned the error, although one could not 
have judged outwardly her evident ner- 
vousness that caused the break. Mr. 
Arnold sang the first song, "One Litile 
Girl," while Miss Rives left for a 
change, but the change of dress was 
unnecessary. And Mr. Arnold makes 
an exit without reason, for they are 
both supposed to be in the reception 
room of a hotel. The closing number 
is "A Girl Like You." The two latter 
songs suit. The dialog is about a young 
fellow seeing a ^irl in the hotel and 
learning she is heiress to a million. He 
decides to marry her. Arnold with his 
flippant footing secures her consent 
The young woman gives him a check 
for $1,000, to display her contempt for 
money, also mentioning she has a home 
with 100 rooms and two servants for 
each room. As everything is set and 
after the final song, a uniformed man 
appears arid orders the girl to return 
with him to the insane asylum. It's a 
good twist to a good light comedy act, 
with the finish that is now necessarily 
handed by Arnold alone requiring a bit 
more. For the keeper to return to or- 
der Arnold as well to go to the asylum 
doesn't suit. It's an awful job often to 
fit a proper finish to a laughing act. 
Miss Rives will increase her reputation 
and popularity in this turn. She does 
her share excellently. Mr. Arnold 
seems a juvenile worth keeping tabs on 
It's a season's act for the big time. 

Sime. 



Joe Morria and Floasie CampbelL 

The Avi-Ate-Her" (Comedy). 

One. Special Drop. 

RoyaL 

The Morris and Campbell act has a 
special drop of an aviation field, with 
some opening talk of flying. The turn 
does not move very swiftly until the 
couple appear to leave the act as writ- 
ten for them and go into their own 
business. This starts when Miss Camp- 
bell leaves the stage and Morris in- 
forms the audience her father is not 
wealthv, also other things, taking the 
Sam Mann idea in this. Morris speaks 
very much as Mr. Mann does. Later he 

?:oes into the upper box and comedies 
rom that point, the turn closing with 
his dancing. Morris is tali and thin- 
legged, which makes his eccentric 
dancing look better than it is. The 
young fellow seems a coming vaudeville 
comedian of this type. There's no 
doubt about the liking of the Bronxites 
for them at the holiday matinee. They 
did a clean up, in the fourth spot, and 
were probably shifted into the second 

half for the night performance. 

Sime. 



Cooke and Rochert 
Singing, Stepping, Acrobatic 
10 Mint.; One (Special Drop). 

. JeffeT»nn 

Two men, straight and "tramp." 
Open with a bit of singing, cross-fire 
and stepping. Then go in for acrot>at- 
ics, the "tramp" doing the O'Brien-Ha- 
ven drunk somersault with the silk hat. 
Finish with duo jigging and acrobatics. 
SmaU time. I^^- 



McKay and Ardine. 

*'Att in Fun" <Comedy)7 

12 M;n8.; Two and Five (Special 

Drops). 
Royal. 

The new act of McKay and Ardine's 
for this season is their former turn, 
embellished, mostly with scenery, giv- 
ing it a production classification and 
altogether removing the turn from the 
stereotyped two-act. Mr. McKay kids 
about, dances, and is joined in sqng, 
talk and dances by Ott.e Ardine, who 
has an all new and attractive wardrobe. 
They have some new songs, gags and 
talk. Miss Ardine doing more of the 
latter than formerly, she securing a 
laugh on the opening in the pronunci- 
ation of "tvpewritcr." Their closing 
scng, a "Yon Yonson" number, fits 
them well. The act is billed as "Booked 
for a Year," and it should be. This is 
their held-over week at the Royal, with 
the act getting as much in the applause 
way nearly Monday afternoon as any- 
thing on the program, which tells their 
Bronx standing. Sime. 

Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Payne. 
•The Drudge" (Comedy). 
14 Mins.; Intenor. 
Jefferson. 

A good comedy sketch for split time. 
Opens with wife dressed as charwoman, 
lalking to herself, says she'll teach him 
a lesson. Husband enters. He's an 
actor and is to have a dress rehearsal. 
He bullies wife. Phone rings and act- 
ress with whom he is to rehearse to 
open in their sketch the next day says 
she can't come, her husband is ill. The 
inevitable from the wife: "Maybe I 
could play the part." He derides her 
and says she's too meek, but finally con- 
sents a he has no alternative. Tells 
her to don the actress' dress and while 
she is off doing it, he has a nice solilo- 
quy with himself. All ready for the 
rehearsal. Lights down, he sei^ted at 

ftiano playing. She enters, turns on 
ights, saying: "Oh you're here, are 
you?" They go through a double 
standard preachment and he says: "1 
didn't think you could do it." Then 
she threatens to divorce him, etc. He 
pleads and she finally forgi-es, deliver- 
ing an epilog to the women in the audi- 
ence about "Give and take between hus- 
band and wife." Amateurishly con- 
structed and played by quite ordinary 
performers. Jolo. 

John Dunimnre. 
Songs and Storiea. 
One. 
Royal. 

John l^nsmure sings very well. He's 
a baritdSI. Also tells a few stories, 
four in a row. As a singing monolog- 
ist Mr. Dunsmure will have to acquire 
the vaudeville way of delivering jokes. 
They are Scotch stories he tells, start- 
ing each off in a semi-recitative man- 
ner and not appearing at ease in the 
telling until reaching the poini. The 
Royal audience liked his singing, as 
most anyone will, and it's a matter of 
songs, with the handling of stories 
more widely separated, that will keep 
him in the No. 2 position on the big 
time, where he was at the Royal. 

Sime, 



Jack Hallen, Murry Harria and Co. (6). 
"The Phun Phiends" (Musical Comedy) 
27 Mins.; Full (Special). 
American Roof. 

The set represents an interior of a 
drug store. Jack Hallen and Murry 
Harris are the comedian and straight, 
supported by six chorus girls, who 
make four changes of costume. If 
t?iere were no comedian tliere wouldn't 
be an act. The comedian carries the 
turn and puts it over. The straiKht 
just tills in. .*\s for the cliorus they 
are sadly in need of relicarsing. In 
the three or four numbers in which the 
girls work the same movements ire 
utilized, until they become tiresome. 
Two of the girls from the chorus fill 
in with a douMe number that Is accept* 
(Continued on Page 25.) 



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PALACE^ 

PromptJy At 8 Mmtrday vvtrtttdft tli« Ofv«i«r« 
started and In spite of every effort to speed 
up things. It was 11.1S before tbe Five Klta- 
muras marcbed on for tbe closins turn. Tbere 
were no lesa tban tbree acts that occupied tbe 
stage for approzlmatelj balf an bour eacb. 

Tbe Patbe Weekly, after tbe overture, waa 
succe4>ded by Everest's monkey art. wltb tbetr 
excellent presentation of a vaudeville enter- 
tainment by tbe animals witbout a trainer on 
the Btage. Bennie and Woods (New Acts). 

Amelia Stone and Armand Kallsi are back 
at the Palace, tbe bouse from wbicb tbey 
walked out about a year ago. refusing to go 
on in third spot. Tbey are in tbe aame posi- 
tion and apparently bave no cause for com- 
plaint, as tbey were very well received, the 
time being then 8.40 and tbe bouse alm<»«t 
entirely aeated. Their dirtlon— or recitative — 
operetta. "Mamxelle Caprice," with special 
scenery, is a dainty offering, well played by 
both. Laurie and Bronaon were tbeir usual 
huge bit. 

Lucille Cavanatb. wltb ber artistic dancing 
act. assisted by Paul Frawley and Ted Doner 
— not foraetttng the special leader — repeated 
ber succemi of last week. 

After intermission came tbe Avon Comedy 
Pour, the Isuvhing bit of tbe bill. As a atudy 
of the psychology of comedy it might he men- 
tinned their biggest laugb la tbe ancient gag. 
"Well, doctor, here I am acsln." That being 
0o. It seems a waste of time to endeavor to 
create anything new. Tbey flnlsbed their en- 
core and bowed, the curtain wan Inwered to set 
tbe elaborate Adelaide and Hughes para- 
phernalia, lighte were turned down, llghia up 
again and curtain up for tbe next act. but tbe 
majority of tbe audience commenced a eya- 
temntle series of bsnrtclapplngs. partially in- 
termingled wltb hisses by the few who disap- 
proved of the proceedinva. A brief overture 
was played, but this bad no effect. 

Tn the mld^t of it, AdHslfle and Fughee 
made their entrance and still the applause for 
the Avnns continued. Hughes walked to the 
footllahts. raised his hand to quell them, but 
nothing doing. Thev were evidently deter- 
mined to have their own way. Twice Huahes 
m"<1e the effort to speak, and, findlna it impoa- 
aihle to pror^ed. they walked off and returned 
with Adelslde dracglnr on tbe Avons. who 
bowed and retired Immertlstelv. Tbe au«<lenre. 
having won out. then showed it« apprerlstlon 
of tbe dancers by applauding them with al- 
mo^ eoual fervor. 

The Uffnt Adelaide and H'trbea terpsichor- 
ean specialty is aorgeoMPly staged wltb an ar- 
tistic black velvet cvclorsms wltb banaing 
garlands and hnre cut-out fltTirea of Pierrot 
and Plerotte hMIn^ the house tormentora. 
The whole act brenthes rood taste and refine- 
ment. Vnr AdelsMe's toe dance she wears a 
pink b«l]et dress to renresent a ro^ and ehe 
Is dl«r1n««d at Its opentnv. at back, arowlnv 
on a trellln. Tt Is a dvlnr rose number and 
th# mn^l'* for It Is snnronrlstely 'The T-e«t 
Unmtk nf fliimnner." Hnehes slao haa a ainrle 
speclsltv— a very effective Indian warrior 
dance. Bifellent Incidents! mnsic throughout 
hss be«»n cnnino*«d h'w T e« Edwwrda. 

Tt wnm lO.n"^ when W^Uer C. KHIy msd*» h\n 
ar»>earance. but. ne^leas to add. everybody 
walt^. He nres^ntei M« Vlrainta Indve 
stories bv 8 numh^r of others, not sH of them 
roon wh»e»»s. The KItsmnra JaT>s closed wlfh 
their eT^pMent n«>rcb rlsleT. contortion 'and 
bsnd hnlsnclne art. Tt'a s blit show this week, 
running to productions and apeclal acenery. 

Jolo. 



S H O W R E "VIEWS 



RIVFRSIDE. 

nosing a show sllrbtly top heavy on the 
sinrlne *>nd J\f}}f HnVer pr«ctlra|ly clesned 
un for thp hill st thl» hou«e Monday aft%noon. 
Out of s nine-set show, six of tbe turns relied 
to s rrest ertpnt on wlnelna to nut them over, 
and o»it of sll of this Miss Psker emereed trl- 
umnhsnt with sn esse thst was rather aur- 
prlwlnr. She hss several songs by Rlancbo 
Morrill with Ivrlcs that compel attention and 
lanabs. hut when one considers Mlws Baker 
w«« «»b«oliitolv the last act of tbe show, and 
on Just a few minutes before five, ber success 
Is an achievement she csn well be proud of. 
She snn^ eleht sones all told, opening wltb 
"T'm Olsd They Mnde Me a Raker." and fol- 
lowlnir It with "Sln^e Solomon Thinka He'a a 
KInsr," which started off In jrreat shape. "Come 
B«ck. Antonio" was her third selection and 
fhen she wnng ".Tonn of Arc," and right here 
lot It he Bsld that If yon hnven't besrd Belle 
Baker sing this song then you haven't heard 
It rUht. "The More T See of Hawaii tbe 
More I Like New York" was good for a laugb 
and her closing number was a cleverly-ar- 
ranged medley of old songs, the melodies fit- 
ting a lyric that relates the story of a Jewfsb 
lady of 4.1 who has been engaged since she 
was 16. Then followed two encores, tbe first 
prefaced by a pretty announcement that it was 
written bv Maurice Abrahams, was "Wis- 
consin," and then, on tbe streneth of the au- 
dience's request, she sang 'Natan'." 

The holiday matinee business was decidedly 
off, the house holding about one-third capacity 
on the lowrr floor with a dollar top scale pre- 
vailing. The upper sections, however, were 
capacity, showing the residential section of 
♦ hl«« nelvhhnrbonrl fa pfMI In the cf>Mr!try. The 
show marked the retiirn of the rrenlnr season 
with the nine-act policy, the bill being con- 
siderably switched at tbe opening perform- 
ance. Pert Levy, originally billed to close, 
opened tbe Intormlsslon. which moved all of 
the acts down one In that section. The Hearat- 
Pathe, Instead of opening tbe program, waa on 
tlie tall end. 

Mile. Vera Snblna started tbe bill wltb be^ 
elABsJcal daoces. Maurice Burkbart. in "Tbe 



spot anti secured thr«e bova for hia eqdeavora. 
"Homeward Bound," a patriotic nuubt-, 
brought him a big return. 

Tbe first big hit of the bill ahowed with the 
third act, tbe Ford SIstera and Henry Mar- 
shall. Tbe dancing of the girla had the greAt- 
eat appeal, although after Mr. llkraball onoa 
geta under way and beglna to graap the atage 
tricka he la bound to be a valuable aaaet. The 
patriotic danve number need to open with the 
glrla in excesalvely fiaahy coetumea went over 
like wild fire. "In the Harbor of Love," Mar- 
sball'a initial aolo. while a little alow, waa 
liked, and the "Blllpoater" dance by the glrla 
waa another bit. The past successes Mr. Mar- 
shall next came In for their inning and were 
roundly applauded, aa waa the old-faabloned 
walti executed by the aiatera. Two other num- 
bers followed and then the cloalng offering, 
billed aa "Tbe Dance That Made tbe Four 
Forda Famous." and the manner In which it 
was received beapeaka the fact that It la atill 
In strong favor. 

Ray, Gordon and William Dooley were tbe 
first real laugb of tbe ahow. Tbia trio Juat 
walked on tbe stage and after opening In 
"tbree" with a burleaque aoldler bit. which 
waa funny but not quite aet as yet, came Into 
"one." and with their usual routine of Dooley 
nonsense soon had the house screaming. Tbeir 
cabaret trnvestv closing waa aure fire with 
the Riverside crowd. 

Tbe concluding turn of tbe ilrat part waa 
presented by the Poniiillo SIstera, who were 
forced to deliver three encore aelectlona. 

Follow'ne P«»rt T.pvv In th^ nAcond >»sU. Tj. 
Wolfe Gilbert and Anatol Friedland asng their 
way into favor and applause, scoring moat 
substantially. Tbree new songs, including 
"Lily of the Valley." their paat bita and a 
closing number completed their routine. Lee 
Kohlmsr and Co.. In the Lewis A Gordon 
production by Samuel Sbinman and Clara Lip- 
man, entitled "Two Sweethearts." struck home 
wltb those In front who Isurhed their beada 
off St tbe forced courtship and tbe anbsequent 
result. This set created an atmosphere for 
two of B«>1le Baker'a sonas thst msde It easy 
work to drive home tbe lyrical points. 

Fred. 



^RMIIiUlli 



BRIGHTON THEATER. 

For getaway week the Briabton is not cbeat- 
Inir. Tt couM have done fo with easv justlflca- 
tlo<i last week of season and weather. That 
It did not sneaka very well for George Robln- 
•on's consideration of bis clientele up to tbe 
final minute. Mr. Robln«on Is tbe manager 
of the bouse, which has bad Its most prnsper- 
o»'s sesson this summer, excenting thst of 
11>12. when the races were at Sheepsbead and 
nearbv. Johnny Collins, who has been booking 
tbe bouse, has also advanced his standing for 
comnlling prorrams by tbe bills given to the 
Briahton as good aa any bouse In New York 
exT>ect8. This week's Is no exception to tbe 
stimmer rule and was clinched when tbe Briaht- 
on got tbe first chance at tbe 71st Recruiting 
Act (New Acts) with Bernard Granville the 
particular star of a very diverting turn. 

The show held other patriotism : that of Lew 
Dockstader's monotog and \lderman Francia 
P. Bent (New Acts) talking on tbe army and 
navy with slides, ending to tbe "Star Span- 
gled." Mr. Do'^kstader In bla present talk no 
doubt has the best monolog ever bandied by 
bim. perbapa also tbe beat ever owned by a 
monoloalst on current events. He mskes them 
laugb. but ofttlmea by slapa that are pointed 
for lauabs sfterward and some of these might 
be toned down a bit, eepeclally tbe Roosevelt 
remarks. Roosevelt stands all right In this 
war. wltb tbe public, anyway, which is apt to 
resent Imputation. Tbe recruiting act dosed 
tbe show at about 11.2.% following Dockstader. 

Closing tbe first part were Dorothy Regel 
and Co. in "Playing tbe Game" that la fast 
working In. Miss Regel Is getting all the 
comedy possible out of tbe playlet that haa a 
different twist to It and wears out tbe women 
In front laugb*ng before tbe finale la reached. 
It made a good first part ending. Opening 
tbe second part were Katbryn Dabl and Charles 
Glllen. wltb a special act. Miss Dabl ainging 
and Mr. Glllen at tbe piano. They put for- 
ward a pleasant Interlude. 

After Mr. Bent opened the show. Jack Ryan 
and Billy Joyce appeared, with songs and a 
piano. Ryan taking care of tbe former mostly. 
They sang "Hawaii" (wbicb one doesn't mind), 
"Wild Over Me." pometbing about tbe "Girls" 
and "Hello, America, Hello." closing wltb tbe 
"Yon Yonson," a number McKay and Ardine 
are also using tbIa week. It fits a mixed two- 
act much better than two men. Ryan and 
Joyce are entertaining, they work smoothly and 
got over. 

Tn tbe third spot were Ray Fern and Marlon 
Davis In "A Nightmare Revue," tbe act done 
for a short time in vaudeville by Vanderbllt 
and Moore. Gertrude Vanderbllt "presents" 
tbe now couple on the program. Tbey have 
Gertie's extensive wardrobe and tbe same set- 
tings, also doing much better with the act 
than the orlgtnala did. This is particularly 
due to Fern's manner of working through hav- 
ing an able assistant. Tbe turn will get over 
on tbe gowns alone, but It's in the comedy 
class. 

The Misses Llgbtner and Newton Alexander 
wore fourth, with the song^ and talk used by 
the two glrln, :i!ro .Mcxandtr, written by blm. 
He was formerly of tbe Exposition Four, one 
of vaudeville's best comedy musical turns of 
Its time. The three-srt has been framed up 
very well. One of the Llgbtner glrla does 
comedy In mugging and panto and doea It very 
agreeably, without forcing the laughs, wbicb 
BO many other "sister" teams have found neeee- 
sary. If tbey got any at a' . Tbe act stood up 
quite solidly In the No. 4 apot. 8im0. 



R«ntfvateA anil i^painted, the Orpheum. 
Brooklyn, opened for the aeaaon Monday after- 
noon with an overture of Remlck hits render- 
ed by Louis Reinhard's 11 -piece orchestra. 

The Kanaiawa Japs, three In number, were 
the first act and secured quite a few laughs 
with their comedy equilibrium and rlaley 
work. Corbett, Shepard and Donovan, next, 
did very well, with songs. 

Fred and Adele Astalre, in a series of new 
songs and dances, fared nicely. Their laugh- 
ing hit Is a conversational song. "I Got a 
Sweet Tooth Bothering Me." Fred has de- 
veloped Into a very graceful loose dancer and 
their team stepping ayncbronisea effectively. 
HIa entrancea and exita atrongly reaembla those 
of James Francia Dooley. 

Crawford and Broderlck are constantly Im- 
proving their amart crossfire conversation. 
Probably their beat gag la the one In which 
Mlaa Broderlck aaka Crawford whether he 
smokes, drinks or gambles and, upon receiv- 
ing a negative reply, inquires whether he is 
the mother or fstber of the children. The 
weakest part is the dance flolah. Mias Brod- 
erlck will never win any prlsea aa a stepper. 

Winston's water Uona and diving glrla 
closed tbe first part wltb tbe clevereat turn 
of that kind ever aeen here and which waa ap- 
preciated to the fulleat extent by the audience. 
Mme. Cbilaon-Obrman, tbe coloratura aoprano. 
opened the second half and her well-trained 
voice waa loudly applauded. Haaaard Short 
and Co., In "Tbe Ruby Ray," has been so 
marvelously fmproved aince Its try-out at the 
Fifth Avenue a few short weeks ago it hardly 
seema like' the aame aketch. Tt now goee with 
a anap and bang, and the laughter is almost 
•continuous after tbe ftrst few minutes In which 
the story Is developed. 

Van and Schenck scored their usual big hit 
next to closing and the McLallen and Caraon 
dancing turn closed the vaudeville, with the 
Pathe Weekly concluding the entertainment. 

W V. Kerrigan Is the resident manager this 
season. Jolo. 



have connectad tha affair In prop«r i li iii 
T halr aucurs bi o ught -f * 



ALHAMBRA. 

The Albambra'a reopening Introduced a bril- 
liantly redeporated Interior and exterior, an 
unusual attendance, conslderlna tbe outdoor 
possibilities of Labor Day afternoon, a bill 
that carried little paT>er promlae, but developed 
into one decidedly entertaining and tbe return 
of Harry Bailey to the post of resident man- 
aeer after spenr^lnv the greater portion of the 
summer in Brooklyn. 

The proaram carried an exceaa amount of 
music, but the arranrement cleverlv eliminated 
the layman's detection of the confiictlon, at 
least to a great degree, and tbe gatbeiing 
aeemed to en'ov the layout Immensely, scat- 
tering due credit in Its proper proportions 
without evidencina any dlacomfort during the 
entire long afternoon. 

Tbe headline la evenly divided between Sam 
Mann and Co., and tbe Arnaut Broa., tbe Tat- 
ter apparently receiving the honor becauae of 
their recent successful double-week engage- 
ment at the Palace. Mann deaerved the title 
eingly from every theatrieal angle, carrying 
"Tbe Question." Aaron Hoffman'a latest aketch 
effort, to unexpected heights of succeaa. "The 
Question." when produced at tbe Palace aome 
months aro. seemed a looae vehicle and be- 
yond tbe brlabt lines, one naturally looka for 
In a Hoffman Job, it aeemed a bit "deep" for 
vaudeville. 

Road work baa bad Its effect, and If the 
Albambra reault can be accepted aa a "test," 
this turn can qualify without competition for 
Its natural spot on tbe writer's All Star vaude- 
ville bin. Aa It now atanda the sketch la (in- 
sistent, abounds wlfh originality, Is thoroughly 
saturated wltb Hoffman'a auper-wit and, best 
of all. la properly played. For tbe playing 
no little credit goes to Howard Trueadale, 
who so excellently plays thq role opposite 
Mann. A perfect contrast Is provided in the 
two parte wltb Mann giving bis inimitable 
smooth performance. Tho ^a1ance of the cast 
Includes Ethel Vezlna, Van Sheldon and Elea- 
nor Hicks. 

The Arnauts were somewhat handicapped 
through tbeir late appearance and, while 
starting a trifle alow, soon struck their stride 
and wltb tbe "bird" Imitation scored a suc- 
cession of laugba, finally bowing off at S.IO 
p. m. to Hooper and Marbury, who closed the 
show with tbeir songs and dances. 

The bill opened wltb tbe customary pic- 
torial weekly, followed by a series of so-called 
"Jazz-leal Jokelets on Timely Topics," by 
Charles Leonard Fletcher. This developed 
Into a genuine novelty, consisting of a string 
of smart sayings projected via tbe slld^ pro- 
cess. Every one procured the desired laughs 
and while Fletcher can continue to work along 
this grade, bis "Jokelets" should prove In 
popular demand. 

The screen was again used In the aucceeding 
apot by Mr. and Mrs. (Tordon Wilde, with their 
sbadowgrapbic specialty, the accompanying 
"explanations" aiding results. Wilde man- 
ages to keep the shadowgraph art "alive," al- 
though be recelvea little or no help from his 
competitors. 

Lr Zar and Dale offered their blackface spe- 
rlalty with a cnmhlnptlnn of ^ood comedy tnlk 
and music and found the audience in a de- 
cidedly receptive mood. Tbe stuttering stunt 
is well done and "sure-fire" under any cir- 
cumstances. 

The Three Chums bave a musical-singing 
specialty in rhyme, somewhat similar to the 
former turn of Will Oakland and Co., but 
offering no confiictlon other than In theme. The 
trfo sing reasonably well for musicians and 




kitittf Dalr waa not a bU aflaoiad wlt^ 
poeitlon. a rather dlffloult oaa, following 
line of aooga and proeaadad to nuMk • 

Soodly hit with his charaoUr ImprMi 
)elf returns to eastern TaadovlUa vlth a ' 
written veblola, tba albom "bit" gotof 
tlonally well. Tha pawnahop impimii 
llkewlae good and his danolng balpad. 
oama Sam Mann and IntarmlMloB. 

Daisy Jean opened tha aooond aactlon wltb 
ber musical arrangamant, tba suglng of wbub 
la especially ooounandabla. Tba Inylalblo M- 
oompanlment to tba 'osllo aolo is partlM- 
larly affectlva and ber Toeal salaotlona. M- 
Uevlng the musical portion as tbay do, insttrf 
returns. Her moaical veroatliity la a gannlnf 
vaudeville asset and Mlaa Joan baa eonatmetad 
the offering to bring out ita graatast yalti. 
She scored the second honors of tba bill. 

Dickinson and Daagon, following tbo ratbar 
long list of songs and music, cama naxt aso 
had Justified their position wltb tba linala of 
the girl's obaractar imperoonatlon. Aa a 
bashful diild. Mlsa Daagon mna laoood to taw 
In present day Tandayllia. Tha comady strnet 
Its mark and the final song brought tbem off 
with much to spare. 

The Arnauts followed and but a fow took tbo 
"air." the majority preferring to wait for tba 
much billed pair. Wytm. 



BUSHWICK. 

The real inaugural of the fall Taudevilla 
season at the Bushwlck Monday afternoon was 
a success. The show did not balanca aa wall 
as It should, perbapa. owing to alnglng acta 
predominating, and two talky okatcbes sand- 
wiched in between, but the aadienoe waa in a 
receptive holiday mood and the reanlt was, 
each act ahared In the applause jftnd attention 
of the afternoon. " 

It waa a bully audience for any bill to play 
to. Every nook and cranny of room were 00- 
cupled. The young folka were noticeably in 
the majority, but they were decorously nice 
and an appreciative audlenoe. 

Opening waa the Great Aki Kuma. TbIa 
Japaneae myatlfier has two women assisting 
blm, one, a girl in a dancing number splen- 
didly done, and the other who helps carry out 
some of the cabinet llluslona There are 
sections of Kuma's routine that is along the 
familiar Ilnea of legerdemain, with several that 
appear to be his own special brand. A grace- 
ful, easy stage trickster Is Aki Kuma, but not 
sensational. 

Brltt Wood la a comical chap from his syn- 
copating harmonica down to his dancing feet 
and he applies both to excellent stage ad- 
vantage. Too early apot for an act of this 
calibre. Rosalind Coghlan and Co.. In "One 
Little Bride." pleased. Appears to ran a little 
long. One of those farcical things that draws 
straight and deep on the Imagination. Miss 
Coghlan la the bright, particular member and 
enacts the role of the prospective bride re- 
freshingly. 

Diamond and Brennan appear more enter- 
taining before a apeclal "drop" In "one" which 
they now carry, the scene conveying the im- 
pression that the pair are standing Just outalda 
tbe F*renchily embellished front of a big elty 
millinery store. Some new material and a new 
song or two. with sections of the former turn 
are employed, the elongated Jim doing bis 
usual eccentric dance to big retvma. One 
Joke went unusually well. Sounded brand new. 
Miss Brennan haa some new wardrobe, not 
only nifty but most becoming. 

Brice and King followed. Both worked bard 
and got the reault. They had several new 
numbers and wound up with a medley of 
songs. 

After Intermission Craig Campbell. Not- 
withstanding that both the Diamond and Bren- 
nan and Brlce and King acts had deluged tbe 
bill with songs, Campbell came out and added 
to tbe dose. He seemed In good voice and 
rendered his numbers Impreasloaably. After 
Campbell appeared Brenda Fowler and Co. 
(New Acta). 

Bert Fitzglbbon may play vaudeylUe all win- 
ter, but It la doubtful If he will ever bave 
such soft picking as at the Bushwlck Monday. 

Fantaaia cloaed. Aa the name Indicatea, It 
Is a stage pbantaamagorla pleasing to the eye. 
with a double eDect upon the stage that is not 
broken by two persons walking between the 
first screen and the second. There is some try 
for solo effects, with one woman giving ber 
voice a good workout. Novel illumination and 
keeps tbe audience trying to conjecture how 
tbe fantaacopic Idea la worked. IfarJI;. 



AMERICAN ROOF. 

The bill the first half of the week at this 
house was not one that could be classed as 
good small time vaudeville, and the flopa ex- 
ecuted Monday night before an audience that 
packed tbe theatre Is the evidence. 

Pero and Wilson were the opening turn. It 
Is quite evident the Pero spelling Is an ahb^- 
viatlon of Pierrot, as the man works In white 
face make-up. The turn atarted the ahow but 
fairly well. Miller. Packer and Sell (New 
|Acts), a comedy singing trio,' In the second 
spot, produced a few laugb-gettlng capers via 
the slap-stick route, but. scored mainly on the 
strength of the singing. The Celll Opera Co., 
a mixed quartet, offering vocal selections from 
the operatic works, which were Intersi>ersed 
with two high-clasa ballads, got three bows at 
tbe conclusion of the aet. 

Ward and Lum (New Acta), men with 
rather ancient gags and some songs, were well 
liked next to closing Intermlssloo. principally 
because theirs was the first comedy offered. 



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S H O W R EJVLIEJWLS 



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*'Th« Phu PklMdar* (Nnr Acta), a girl aet, 
eloM« tk« im telt 



TN«w Adfll^opiaeami* iSdoliV 

Smith aot, *'W«U I W«ll I Well !" a traTeaty on 

tba aoolaty and drawing draaiaa, waa tha one 
real lautlilBg hit of the ahow. Tha little oom- 
paaj la thla bvrlaaqua carried their pointa 
right over to the aodlanca and flnlahed atrong 
fhToiitaa. 

Next to eloalag Tom and Btacla Moore drew 
their naual toll, and the Bartona, with an ex- 
oeedlagty faat aerobatlo routine In one/' were 
the cloaera. 'ine Hearat-Pathe flnlahed off the 



ROYAL 

The Royal haa a peculiar bill for thla boll- 
day week that told in iUelf "material" la 
not too any affluent at present. The abow 
ran forward with acme speed before a packed 
bouae Labor Day matinee, but the arrange- 
ment would have been otherwise if the man- 
agement could ao have adjusted It. 

Cloalng the performance was a big sight 
operatic act, "The PuturiAtic Revue." of eight 
or nine people, with aome high grade voices 
amongat them. The act is presented by Countess 
Leonardl, who la a violin soloist in it. The 
aettlnga and the dressing will carry the turn. 
Cloelng the first part or opening the second 
should be its correct position. 

Before this number was another "sight act." 
McKay and Ardine (New Acts), who have 
changed their two-act into a production, really, 
while keeping It at the two-act pace. In be- 
tween the two aighta was Waiter Weems (New 
AcU). In blackface. He is new to the Bronx 
and did very well, considering the handicap 
given him through the position on a bill, bur- 
dened down with light entertainment. 

Cloaing the first part Bert Lament's Montana 
Fire experienced no trouble with their songs 
In eowboy outfits. Lament haa a good turn 
In thla act, a continuation, it seems, of the 
one he waa firat connected with. No. 4 on 
the bill were Morris and Campbell (New Acta), 
with a return date for Arthur Sullivan and 
Co., who bad the third position, in "A Drawing 
From Life" that is a standard act the way 
Sullivan plays the husband-loafer of it. Mer-. 
cedea Clark is now the young wife. She looks 
nice and does well enough so early, but can 
Improve upon her role with more force inter- 
jected into It. John Dunsmure (New Acts) 
waa aeoond. Harry and Kitty Sutton and Co. 
opened the ahow with their lavish looking set 
for comedy and acrobatic dancing. The act 
didn't aeem to fit in the opening spot. 8ime. 



FIFTH AVENUL 

The hit of tho bill at the Fifth Avenue the 
first half waa planted directly in the middle 
of tha program. Roy Cumminga and Hasel 
Shelly la "One Afternoon" (New AoU). For 
a time It looked aa though the audience would 
not permit tha ahow to move on and by the 
watch It waa actually three mlnutea of ap- 
plaoaa and bowa that followed the finiah of 
the turn. There la nothing wonderful about 
tho act except that It la Juat tha type of kid- 
ding Taudevllla audlenoea like. 

Tha ahow atarted rather atowly. the first 
two acta hardly caualng a ripple. It waa not 
until tho Bdwarda Brothera appeared that 
there was a real whole-hearted bit of applauae 
or a laugh. The brothers are doing the act 
formorly preaented by Collina and Hart, and 
Judging from the manor in which the audi- 
ence received the cat bit and the burlesoue 
atrong-man stntt the turn atlll haa many a day 
to go before it finally weara its welcome out. 

Mabel Burke, the ainger of ill aonga, cele- 
brated her return to the bouae after a aum- 
mer'a vacation by ainging "Indiana," and the 
audience accorded her an ovation when abe 
firat appeared. Later when a huge ttouquet of 
fiowera waa handed over the footlighta to her, 
they almply went wild. 

"Peacock Alley," with Vivian Blackburn, 
held the audience for 27 mlnutea of laughs. 
Then came the Cumminga and Shelly turn, 
acorlng the hit of the night. The abow alowed 
down oonalderably with the advent of Maryon 
Vardl and OU Gygi. There 1« just a little of 
that neceaaary quality called "pep" lacking in 
thla turn to make it auitable for the bouaes 
that play to audiencea of the Fifth Avenue 
type. The turn ia one that reliea wholly on 
claaa for ita appeal. 

Jack Marley In the next to closing spot 
atarted oft like a big timer, but fell off badly 
before he finiabed. At firat he got a few 
laugha, but once in the war atuff there wasn't 
anything atirring for him. The final touch to 
the act, a verae or two. la altogether to the 
email time. 

Billed aa Johnny Clark and Co., the act 
formerly known as Soretti and Antoinette, 
closed Uie abow. There la a new opening, in- 
eluding a aoenio production that was not part 
of the old act. The opening has a transparent 
drop In "one" repreeentlng the exterior of a 
amart cafe. Through the acrim windows the 
interior la expoaed. A tramp, made up very 
much a la Joe Jackson, appears, and after 
gaslng abCut notea the sign "Walter Wanted." 
He takea it down and atarta to enter. Makea 
four or five attempta. all the while trying for 
the Joe Jackaon effect of having the audience 

Slot down until be geta in the door, only in 
la caae the tramp comedian failed to rouse 
the audience to either laughtnr or applaune 
and therefore the "sshbhing" bit was cnti'-otv 
unneoeaaary. Once inside the drop is lifted 
and the former routine of piling tables Into a 
five-high and the backward band Jump to a 
table below ia executed. Soretti is using some 
sort of an apparatus In his present act to ex- 
ecute # awaying table effect after the Bert 
Melroae atyle. only In this case the tables 
above the firat are interlocked and the lower 



one ia controlled by the contrivance, vlaible at 
ilmee from the front of the house. 

— D te^e a e aad- F alh (M e w i ot a ) U --- 

Ford and Goodridge (New AoU) held the aec- 
ohO Bpoi. A Heai-at-Palbe weekiy proceded 
the abow and a Keyatone comedy followed it. 
The business waa good on the two upper fioora. 
but the orcheatra held a acatterlng of empty 
aeata. '*'•*'• 

81ST STREET. 

If Monday nigbt'a packed bouae waa any 
criterion, the new policy at the Slat Street 
theatre la in for a big fall and winter aeaaon. 

The 81st Street will not play any more "aplit 
week" billa, but will keep lu Monday abow in- 
tact for the entire week, with the firat holiday 
abow being billed aa. "contlououa from 1.30 to 
11 p. m." At leaat auch waa the poiicy Mon- 
day when a Jam-up bouae greeted the Labor 
Day bill. 

There haa been an augmentation of the or- 
cheatra and. Instead of ten men, there are 14 
working barmonloualy under the direction of 
J. Waiter Davldaon. Thla same Davldaon did 
himself proud with hla high-claaa numbera 
Monday night _ ^ . 

For a feature film, Douglaa Fairbanka 
in "Down to Earth." This film could have 
been uaed later aa a "draw" when there waa 
no holiday throng, but the bouae decided to 
give the new policy a good atart. 

In addition to the Fairbanka feature was a 
new Cbriatie comedy subject, "The Fourteenth 
Man," which not only had a pleaaing oaat of 
principala— young follca and good lookers, es- 
pecially the women— but the theme Itself came 
up to expectationa. There waa alao the 81st 
house weekly which included aome splendid 
views of the "send-off parade" of New York'a 
aUte militia. 

Five vaudeville acta, but Monday night the 
moat attentloir waa paid to the Fairbanka 
film. For the final abow Monday the Art- 
craft feature cloaed, with the Linne's Claasio 
Dancera, the laat act to appear Juat before Ita 
exhibition. 

The vaudeville Included a painting turn by 
Janet and Warren Leland, a aong and dance 
routine by Myrtle Toung and Jack Waldron, a 
long talky aketcb by Bmmett Devoy and Co., 
comedy patter and musical nonnenalcalitlea by 
Albert F. Hawthorne and Jack Anthony, and 
the Linne dancers. 

The Devoy turn is entitled "The Call of 
Childhood," and ia a aort of Peter Pan Idea, 
with the apirit of Halloween coming Into a 
bouaehold In human form, and transforming 
the grouchy heada of the domicile into happy, 
congenial beings. The main objection to tbla 
dramatic fantasy In vaudeville la ita length. 
It muat be long in order to convey ita full 
meaning. Great atuff for the kiddlea. Adtlta 
will enjoy it if they have the patience to alt 
through a raft of dialogue. 

The Hawthorne and Anthony turn carried 
the comedy aectlon, but the picture department 
"Was depended upon to provide the real laugh- 
ter of the evening, with the Fairbanks film 
more than holding ita own. Uarh, 



JEFFERSON. 

A regulation bill at the Jefferaon the first 
half. It began with Oakea and Delour, a very 
fast singing and dancing turn by a mixed 
couple. They finiah strongly with whirlwind 
siflnning and acrobatic atopping: nicely coa- 
tumed. McCloud and Carp, two young men, 
one playing the banjo and the other a violin 
very much in imitation of Trovato. were well 
received. The following turna: Hooper and 
Burkhart, Mr. and Mra. Sidney Payne In "The 
Drudge." Cooke and Rochert. Gypsy Song- 
sters (New Acts). 

Bob Carlln In ianltor make-up (overalla and 
cap) does a brief monolog and consumed about 
five minutes with a recitation, a burlesque on 
eugenics and which la uaed by other acts. In 
his moholog he uses the "I think I can" imi- 
tation of an auto climbing a bill, alao done by 
an act on the big time. Marcella'a Birda 
closed the show. 

The Pathe Weekly Is In the middle of the 
bill. When the "Get-Away" parade was 
shown and the orchestra played "Yankee 
Doodle." the audience stood up. thinking it 
was "The Star Spangled Banner." 

A slide was flashed announcing the inaugu- 
ration shortly of increased prices Jolo. 



tied sketch. "The High Cost of Living." with 
the action centering over the oost of an egg 
■BO Ttni hMioe.,.Thani gra a numhsr of laiigoi 
through the redlculousnesa of the atory. broad 
and tar fetched burlCMQue. bui it mukes for 
comedy after running a lew moments. Besidea 
Miaa Beaaon are two men. who take to the 
traveaty matter much easier from appearancea 
than Miaa Beason. Bapecially Is the food oOl- 
cer, who appeara for but a bit at the finiah, 
capable, he adding a touch of exaggeration. 
The aketcb may find a place on the big time. 
It'a a certain laugh of a certain aort. 

Next to cloelng were the Kaufman Brothera In 
blackface, wbo opened with their flrst number 
of last season, "Suwanee River." then need 
"Hawaiian Butterfly" and "Night Time Down 
In Little lUly." Inserting Jast talk In between 
each. They got away nicely. It waa the 
second act on the program to use "Hawaiian 
Butterfly." There waa no special reason even 
for the flrat turn to employ it. since the song 
Is cold, and were the music publ libera "pay- 
ing," both turna might be under suspicion. 
At that it waa moat auHpicious, and ahould not 
have been allowed to occur on Tueeday night, 
after a Monday opening, when the confllction 
must have been apparent to the acts also. 

Lamb and Morton (New Acta) in acrobatlca 
and a aet bealdea talk cloaed the vaudeville. 

Bim9. 



23RD STREET. 

As most of the acts showing at Proctor's 
2.3rd Street are trying out or are new the bill 
cannot be very well gauge<> there in advance. 
It's Just a ahow and was a good house to be 
selected for that purpose, considering the neigh- 
borhood of the present day aa against the time 
when the 23rd Street was one of the best and 
biggest big timers in Manhattan. 

The first half held eight acts, with a feature' 
film following after ten o'clock at the night 
show, and a weekly opening. The vaudeville 
started with the Cox Family Sextet, a group 
of six, including a boy of about 10. There 
are three women In the act and something of a 
family resemblance throughout. TJie boy la 
made to appear too fresh through some of the 
remarks allotted to him, particularly when he 
said: "Will you be my woman?" Otherwise 
the turn Is small and should be content to re- 
main there. 

Rives, Arnold and Co. (New Acts) were No. 
2, a position too far up for them in the regular 
booHnj ^fy, but this "'«'.!!<! not ^r-c-.-tEsn 
foroHPon, After was Pat Barrett (New Acts), 
and the name remark appllen to the third tipot 
aRsigned him. Then came Weber and Redford 
'New ActB) with the reverse the case, after 
which were For«ter and Ferguson (New Acts), 
who could profitably have exchanged positions 
with the Riven, Arnold turn. 

Next were Violet Besson ana Co. in a travea- 



LAST HALF REVIEWS. 

(Aug. 31— Sept. 2.) 

AMERICAN ROOF. 

The ahow 4he laat half not only gave big 
aatiafaction but did aplendid buslneaa. It waa 
a elasay little program the Roof offered, and 
aeveral of the acta reaped big applause re- 
tuma. 

Wilbur and hla mechanical doll, a man 
working a woman who enacted the mechanical 
figure deception fairly well. The doll part 
fooled enough of the folka out front to get 
away with a goodly ahare of applause. 

£'uiaum and Luwiii ure a male combina- 
tion. One man does a "wop" and does it 
well. The usual mlncemeatlng of the Eng- 
llab language and confusing of accents by 
the young Italian was quite successful In 
causing laughter. Forrest and Church com- 
bine singing, dancing and Instrumental muMlc, 
the girl band ling the vocal worli and the 
atepping, with the man first playing the baujo 
and then the xylophone. Not a bad little act 
but one that could atand a rearrangement. 

Henry Clive held close attention and closed 
up atrongly. with bis Incessant chatter serving 
Its purpose well. Following Cllve appeared 
"The Court Room Olrla." with Royan Uyron 
hnndling the comedy role that Robert Mil- 
liken bad prior to taking up film work. Byron 
does well, but playa it much differently. Mil- 
liken getting more with his falls and eccen- 
tric mugging. Herbert Broske and Ruth 
Francis are still in their original roles and 
keep the act speeding along. The act has 
new songH since going west and also haa 
some pretty new costumes for the girls, which 
showed up to advantage at the American the 
last half. 

After intermistson appeared Norton and 
Melnotte (New Acta). "Old Bill Rogers" 
(New Acts) and Dunham, Bdwarda Trio 
(New Acts). Each did very well. In fact the 
success of these turns obtained more applauae 
than what had preceded them. 

The Nellos closed. A aood 'Juggting act, 
with the man handling the entire routine:. 
The man had a sort of Diamond Dick or .ke- 
up, and It might be that the act could make 
a better impression wcic be to adopt some 
eccentric attire suitable to hla style of work. 

The Pathe Weekly had an Interesting eeo- 
tlon devoted to the big military parade of laat 
week and held nearly everybody in for the 
finiah. Jfarh. 



Game" proved a diatlnct novelty aketch to 
the audience. It ia a comedy playlet that 
h aa a nm e fhlni abeut-H- th a t la u a u su a l li d i f" 
ferent. and the manoer In which Mlae H«rg«l 
shoots over her comedy llnsj la moat lau«h 
compelling. Rysn and Joyce were In the next 
to closing spot and "cleaned up" with popu- 
lar aonga and piano playing. 

Kaye and Bell (New Acta) cloaed the bill 
moat ably. fVaJ. 

NEW ACT REVIEWS. 

(Continued from page 23.) 

able. The comedy is also a matter of 
repetition, the comedian being a hired 
clerk, waits on the girls at they come 
to buy, but fails to collect off any. 
1 his is worked over four different ways. 
The act could be livened up a bit so 
as to make it a worth while flash for 
the small time. At present it is just 
a fair turn. FrvL 

Weber and Redford. 
Comedy Juggling. 
15 Mins.; Full Stage. 
23rd Street. 

Weber and Redford, two men, one a 
comedian and the other the juggler, in 
a conventional comedy juggling turn, 
the comedian employing much talk, 
most of it wasted for the average 
houses, with other comedy derived from 
props. The jugcler's best is keeping 
seven rubber balls in the air. Of the 
comedy not new, the washbasket 
shoved on the stage by the comedian 
when the juggler misses trying nine 
balls is a part. Much of the entire mat- 
ter is familiar. There are a couple or 
so of new bits and tricks. The act is 
for the small time. There has been a 
juggling act in vaudeville known as 
Radford and Winchester. This does 
not seem to be the same nor part of it, 
although this act does not look new, 
by any means. Iiim», 



FIFTH AVENUL 

Whatever elae may be aald about the ahow 
at the Fifth Ave. the laat half laat week, one 
cannot gainsay the fact it attracted business. 
Thursday evening the bouse waa literally 
Jammed to overflowing for at least the flrst 
part of the show, which waa an indication the 
audience waa a holdover from the late after- 
noon crowd that must have bit the theatre 
after the farewell parade to the National 
Guard. The abow wasn't a great one, but it 
waa a mighty good entertainment for that 
house, costing a little more than the average 
program presented there. 

Wolfard's Dogs, with a monkey furnishing 
the comedy, were the openers, the monk get- 
ting a lot of laughs that are well worked up 
by the man handling the animals. The dega, 
all of the fox terrier type, seemed willing 
workers and went after their tricks without 
that suggestion that they were doing them In 
fear of the whip. Lewis and Whyte, a very 
good sister act, with new songa, scored nicely 
in the second spot. 

Arthur Sullivan and Mercedes Clarke In 
"A Page from Life." by Dan Kussell, were a 
laughing hit from start to flnlsh. Miss Clarke 
has replaced Ricca Scott In the role of the 
hard working wife, and if the latter got any 
more out of the role than Miss Clarko. she fl 
a wonder. The playlet Is a gem for laughs, 
withal telling a story worth while. The 
Hearst-Pathe Weekly followed and split the 
bill. 

Prln/*A«a. whMp n«>«>r '^^A Co. (New Arts) 
shave a novf-lty that should fare exceedingly 
well for once around the big time at least. 
Maurice nurkhsrt, employlnn his "burKlsr" 
bit for the opening snd closing of his act, 
scored solidly. He hns a number of the 
pnpulnr hitn of the dny interposed between the 
two ends of the turn. 

Dorothy Regel and Co. In "Playing the 



Bennie and Woodt. 
Instrumental. 
11 Mins.; One. 
Palace. 

Two young men — pianist and 
vioNnist. Open with syncopated duet, 
piano solo medley with the player 
travestying the long-haired musician 
type, "Poor Butterfly" duet exagger- 
atedly rhapsodized, etc. Both with 
violins for encore, the pianist doing 
comedy throuf^h holding the fiddle 
awkwardly. Pleasing turn for an early 
/oto. 



Portter and Ferguson. 
Songs and Talks. 
15 Mins.; One. 
23rd Street. 

A mixed double, young people, with 
songs and some little talk. There is a 
change of costume, but it's hardly likely 
the turn can make the big time without 
travel elsewhere first. The young man 
has a pleasant singing voice and the 
young woman, who also sings, has some 
appearance. Their songs were "You 
Were Made to Order for Me," "I May 
Be Gone a Long, Long Time" (by the 
boy seated at a table), "Borneo'^ (by 
the girl, wearing socks with bare legs, 
in her change to a pantie suit), "Sweet 
Emelina" and "Arkansas" for the fin- 
ish. Bim9. 



Stevens and Falk. 
Sonss and Dances. 
10 Mins.; Full Suge. 
Fifth Avenue. 

Two girls presenting a mixture of 
songs and dances that makes them 
qualify for the small time. One, with a 
voice almost baritone, handles the vocal 
end, while the other devotes herself 
entirely to stepping. The opening rep- 
resents an Indian camp, with the song- 
stress offering somethmg about her be- 
ing the chieftain that is going off to 
fiKht. This is followed by the other in 
an Indian dance. Then the singer re- 
turns in gypsy costume and does a bal- 
lad. By the time it is finished the 
uaiicei lias Itau tfiut i\j K^t into a sail- 
or's costume for a hornpipe. This 
brought a slipht hand. "When the Sun 
Goes Down in Dixie" is used for a clos- 
ing number with a little dance by the 
two. Just a fair time turn for an early 
fpot. Frei. 



26 



MOVING PICTURES 



CAPITOL EXCHSNGOIIIEDIRG" 

TO SOLVE POUCE PROBLEM 



New City Regulations at Washington, Effective January 1, 

Will Find Film Exchange Men Housed Under Same Roof. 

New York Men Get Contract for $550,000 Project. 



Washington, D. C, Sept. 5. 
A. C. Mather, owner of the property 
located at 916 G street, N. W., corner 
Ninth street, has let contracts for the 
erection on that site of a ten-story 
modern film exchange building that will 
meet with all the requirements of the 
new police regulations of the District 
oi Columbia, which becomes effective 
Jan. 1 next. 

The deal was promoted by Sawyer 
& Lubin of New York, who have, it is 
understood, rented space in the struc- 
ture to practically every film exchange 
in the ciiy. 1 he deal involves $550,- 
OC^O, and the building will be ready for 
occupancy by the first of the year. 

There is to be a projection room 56 
feet long in the basement, besides 
smaller ones on each floor. It is said 
Mr. Mather proposes the erection of 
similar structures in other towns 
throughout the country. 

Section 14-c of the Police Regulations 
oi the District of Columbia, to be en- 
forced Jan. 1, and which will compel all 
local film exchanges to seek quarters in 
the new structure, or any similar one 
tliat may be erected, say: 

The storage of inflammable mo- 
tion picture films shall be in 
vaults or rooms of fireproof con- 
struction, in buildings defined in 
the building code of the District of 
Columbia, as building of the second 
class. Vaults or rooms for the 
storage of inflammable motion pic- 
ture films shall have self-sup- 
porting brick or concrete walls. 
Brick walls to be not less than 
thirteen inches thick, laid in cement 
and to extend from the ground. 
Concrete walls not less than ten 
inches thick and extending from 
the ground. Top and bottom of 
vaults shall be waterproof and made 
of brick or concrete arches not less 
than six inches thick, no wood top 
flooring shall be used. Size of 
vaults or rooms shall not exceed 
fifteen hundred cubic feet. Open- 
ings into vaults or rooms shall be 
protected on the outer side of wall 
with approved iron doors at least 
3/16 inch thick, and made fire- 
proof by closing against a rabbit at 
top, bottom and side, hinge side of 
the door shall close into a groove; 
door and wall frame approved 
3/16 inch fire door, and on inner 
side of the wall there shall be an 
iron door of at least No. 14 U. S. 
gaii^'c steel. All doors to be self- 
closing. 



BUYS "THE WARRIOR." 

Contracts were closed last week be- 
tween A. H. Sawyer and Herbert 
I.ubin, acting for General Enterprises, 
Inc. and Harry Raver, whereby Gen- 
eral Kntcrprises becomes the owner of 
the United States and Canadian rights 
for "The Warrior." The picture will 
be staterighted and the Canadian ter- 
ritory has already been disposed of. 

This is the second big film deal Lu- 
bin and Sawyer have been interested 
in during tbc past few weeks. They 
were lie hrrkcrs in the recent Petrova- 
Supcr-i'ictures deal. 

VA. OUT OF M. P. E. L. 

Norfolk. Va.. Sept. 5. 
At the Convention last week of the 
Virjijinia State I'lxhihitors' .\ssociation 
tlie li)cal association withdrew from the 



M. P. £. L. and changed its name to 
the American Exhibitors' Association. 

Some 35 exhibitors, representing over 
50 theatres, were present. 

After more or less routine business 
it was voted to inaugurate at once a 
fight on the prevailing advance deposit 
system. 



FILM PRODUCING IN DENVER. 

Denver, Sept. 5. 

Denver is about to have a picture 
producing company operating and re- 
leasing its product in this city. 

The National Film Corporation, cap- 
italized at $250,000, of which over $50^- 
000 is said to have been subscribed, is 
to begin operations within the next 
five weeks, according to a statement by 
O. D. Woodward. 

The sun-drenched atmosphere of 
Colorado and the rugged picturesque- 
ness of the Rockies are counted upon 
to assure the success of the venture. 



TALMADGE BREAKS A RECORD. 

Philadelphia, Sept. 5. 

When the new Norma Tatmadge pic- 
ture, "Moth," completed its week at the 
Stanley theatre for Stanley V. Mast- 
baum, it had broken the box office rec- 
ord of that big picture house. 

The "Moth" picture -was given Mast- 
baum for the week, in advance of it4 
universal release date, through the 
Stanley being in need of a feature film. 

"Moth" will be generally released 
about Oct. 1. 



ZIEGFELD SUES SCHENCK. 

Flo Ziegfeld has served Joe Schenck 
with papers in a suit calling for dam- 
ages and an injunction against the ex- 
hibition of the Roscoe Arbuckle 
picture, "His Wedding Night," the 
complainant averring bchenck's sce- 
nario carried parts of a scene from 
"The Follies." 

The part alleged "lifted" is the "One 
Man Bar" scene in the bit known as 
"Trenches on Broadway." 



"MANX MAN" VIA GOLDWYN. 

Henry J. Brock, who owns the Amer- 
ican rights to the George Loane Tucker 
picturization of Hall Caine's "The 
Manxman," has arranged to distribute 
the picture through the Goldwyn Ex- 
changes. 

The feature has just completed a four 
weeks' engagement at the Criterion. 



BUYS BATH HOUSES. 

Bath, Me., Sept. 5. 

The Maine Theatres, Inc., has bought 
the three theatres in this city. Opera 
house, Dreamland and Colonial, from 
the Abrams Amusement Co., and will 
take possession this week. 

This will increase its number of thea- 
tres to 12, most in Maine cities. 



HARRY LEONARD DEAD. 

Los Angeles, Sept. 5. 

Harry Leonard, picture actor, who 

tried to kill Anneska Frolik, actress, 

by shooting and throwing vitriol at 

her, died from his self-inflicted wound. 



5ReeI Billy West Comedy. 

The King Bee Film Corp., which has 
herctofo.e confined itself to the making 
of two-reel comedies starring Billy 
A\Vst. 's nnkine ready for the produc- 
tion of a five-reel comedy with West, 
based on the story of King Solomon. 



-.AUCE^UADTS ENGAGEMENT.,- 

This week there was every likeli- 
hood Alice Brady would enter into an 
arrangement to produce a series of 
feature pictures, to be distributed by 
the newly formed Select Pictures Cor- 
poration, controlled by Adolph Zukor 
and Lewis J. Selznick. 

The first two plays to be screened 
will be "Way Down East" and "Life," 
the rights to which are controlled by 
Miss Brady's father, William A. Brady. 

Wednesday Alice Brady, the World's 
picture star, left for the south, to per- 
sonally appear in four of the Loew 
theatres in that section, at Atlanta, 
Birmingham, Memphis and New Or- 
leans, spending two days in each city. 

MARGUERITE CLARK. IN PERSON. 

The appearance of Marguerite Clark 
in person in Loew New York theatres 
on the occasion of her latest feature, 
when played there, has been arranged 
through a mutually agreed upon chari- 
table result for the Red Cross, between 
the film star and Marcus Loew. 

Miss Clark consented to appear when 
"Bab's Diary" is released Oct. 15, upon 
Mr. Loew suggesting a percentage of 
the receipts of the day she personally 
presents herself be turned over to the 
Red Cross. 



COAST STUDIO FOR ROLFL 

B. A. Rolfe left early this week for 
Los Angeles, where he hopes to secure 
a studio for several of the producing 
companies to turn out Metro features. 
He is spending several days in Chi- 
cago in consultation with several of the 
larger studio equipment firms. 

During the absence of Mr. Rolfe and 
pending the return of Maxwell P. Kar- 
ger to take charge of the Metro's 61st 
street plant, Joseph Engle will super- 
vise that establishment. 



ROMAINE FIELDING DIVORCED. 

Minneapolis, Sept. 5. 

A divorce was granted here last week 
to Mabel Vann from her husband, Ro- 
maine Fielding, the picture player. 

The wife was granted permission to 
resume her maiden name, Mabel Van 
Valkenburg. She has appeared in legiti- 
mate productions. 



WOMAN SWINGING VOTE. 

Cincinnati, Sept. 5. 

It is said that Mrs. Maude Murray 
Miller, a member of the State Board of 
Censors, may be the cause of the negro 
vote of Ohio going solidly against the 
equal suffrage ticket at the November 
election. 

Mrs. Miller voted in favor of allow- 
ing "The Birth of a Nation" to be 
shown when it came before the Cen- 
sors. 

At that, the negro element and its 
white sympathizers kept the film from 
being exhibited in this state until this 
year. 




PERfUlAN^NT BANKROLL. _^ ^ 

The new Exhibitors' Xo-IDperative 
Circuit, which has been holding a series 
of conferences in New York, gives 
every promise of going in seriously 
for the purchase of state rights features. 

It is said $100,000 was immediately 
subscribed, which amount is to remain 
on tap at all times for the quick con- 
summation of any deal that requires 
quick action. An additional $100,000 
is also to be subscribed, and as soon 
as a picture is purchased all the mem- 
bers will be called upon for assess- 
ments, so that the original bank ac- 
count shall always be on hand. 

This plan has been adopted to obviate 
the one drawback of the First Na- 
tional Exhibitors' Association, which 
must £all a meeting of its members 
from various sections of the country to 
ratify all purchases. 

In the case of the Exhibitors' Co- 
operative Circuit a permanent com- 
mittee is to be constantly in New York 
with absolute power to buy without 
consulting the other members of the 
combination. 

KEITH'S ADD FEATURE FILM. 

The war picture, "The Retreat of the 
Germans," which recently played to 
$44,000 in two weeks at the Strand, 
New York, and was taken over for a 
long run on the Keith time, will be- 
come a feature picture subject in con- 
junction with the big time bills in the 
Keith theatres, commencing Sept. 17. 
as well as in the other Keith theatres. 



NEW THEATRE PROPOSED. 

Much surprise would be occasioned 
in show circles if all the proposed the- 
atres, mostly for pictures, contemplated 
throughout the country, were detailed. 

One circuit alone is known to have 
plans drawn for four or five large 
nouses in as many cities. 

PAUL NICHOLSON IN FILMS. 

Paul Nicholson, who, with Miss Nor- 
ton, has been for a number of years 
assuring vaudeville audiences that 
"Ella's All Right," has returned to pic- 
tures, and taken a spot in Mae Murray's 
support that will bring hini into promi- 
nence as a Bluebird player. 



STOCK IN 3RD AVE. 
The old Third Avenue theatre. New 
York, is to be given a new lease of 
life by Martin J. Dixon, a veteran 
Broadway manager and producer, now 
operating the house, has fixed it up 
and has an organized company of 
dramatic stock players sic;ned to open 
a fall season there next Monday. 



TEXAS r, IT IN AN 
(Triangle) 



Chaplin Due East 

Charles Chaplin is due in New York 
almost any day. 

According to his attorney, Nathan 
Burkan, the comedian has left the 
Coast and is on his way east, but will 
stop over for a brief time in Chicago. 
He may arrive in New York by Mon- 
day. 

NEW INCORPORATIONS. 

ABlta Stenart Prodoetlons. Inc.. Man- 
hattan: ll.OOO.UOO: L. B. Meyer. R. Cam- 
eron. J. T. Rubin. 165 Broadway. 

Cobaa Medal Flln Co. lac, Manhattan: 
150.000: W. L. Dauenhauer. F. H. Knocke. 
M. Zeno. 1476 Broadway. 

Eatee*a Stodloa A Laboratories, lae., 
Manhattan: $5,000: E. Spitz. A. Tlsch. M. 
Sheinert. 1439 East 17th St., Brooklyn. 
N. Y. ■ 

U. S. Ezblbltora* Rooklaar Corp.i $1.- 
000.000: a. V Sullivan. F. Q. Armstrons. 
Clement M. Enjcer. Wilmington. Del. 

BMaayl Notloa Pleture Attachmeat 
Corp.. Manhattan: $250. OuO: C. K. Lsaky. 
J. Winter. H. Ssyani. 53 West 106th St.. 
N. Y. City. 

The Elopem, lae.. Manhattan: $10,000: 
T Stutz. D. Galway. M. Qolden. 1476 
BroadwAv. 

Honenberir Operatiaa Co^ Inr^ Miin- 
hattan: $5,000: T. Harrnnnn M. Davidson. 
J. Wllzln. 808 Went End ave. 

Reel aad PablinblnK Co.. lae.. Man- 
hattan: $5,000; 8. HnrrlB. O. U Wilson. 
A. A .''mernofr. 601 West 177th St. , 

Htraai llerry 9ao«T Corp.* Manhattan; 
$200.0on: H B Snow, M. R. Norton. R. 
Rae. 164 Naaaau St. 



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WAR FEATURE'S TRADE SHOWING 

Irt "Mf Xowry ii^to give'^a Upci^tiift 
trade showing of the eight-reel war fea» 
ture "For the Freedom of the World," 
from the story by Capt Edwin Brower 
Hesser's story, on Monday (Sept 10), 
at 10.30 in the Broadway theatre, New 
York. The producers are making no 
pretense of a new theme with a triangle 
in which one of the players must lose, 
but the storv is surrounded with a mili- 
tary atmosphere of the day. There will 
not be any useless footage taken up 
with endless military maneuvers by a 
lot of stage soldiers or extras, those 
who appear in the picture being crack 
units from various regiments in the 
Canadian and U. S. armies. 

£. K. Lincoln is featured in the char- 
acter of a young American who enlists 
in the Canadian Army, with Barbara 
Castleton as the young Canadian so- 
ciety girl whom he woos wnd wins. Ro- 
maine Fielding plays a slacker, and has 
the direction of the picture in charge. 

ARTCRAFrS BIG ONE— NO STARS. 

Artcraft is to make a huge special 
release of Maeterlinck's "The Bluebird" 
with a strong company but with no 
stars. 

It is designed to be one of the big- 
gest productions they have ever under- 
taken. 

The deal was consummated through 
A. Osso, who represents the French 
Authors' Society. 



SOLDIERS SLEEP ON STAGL 

The 25 members of the recruiting act 
of the 71st Regiment, at the Brighton 
theatre this week, are using the stage 
of the house as a barracks after the 
performance. 

The troops had been encamping in 
the rear of the theatre in the dog tents, 
but the cool wave which struck Tues- 
day forced them to obtain permission 
from the management to sleep indoors. 

Thus far the campaign for recruits 
has been successful, the turn manag- 
ing to secure on the average of ten a 
performance. 



"BABE" LA TOUR "PRESENT." 

The recent reports concerning the 
"drowning" of "Babe" La Tour were 
smothered this week by the appear- 
ance of the former burlesque principal, 
who has been absent from Broadway 
for several weeks on a vacation. 

The rumor never was published, but 
managed to gain some credence in the 
west, where it apparently started, many 
of her acquaintances in that section 
mourning her "loss" and sending be- 
reavement notices to her parents. 

SECRET ENGAGEMENTS. 

J. L. Sachs, the English producer, 
who has been in New York for the 
past nine weeks, sails for home this 
week. He refused to disclose the re- 
sult of his visit, stating he preferred to 
knake announcement o? his accomplish- 
hients on his return to England. 

"I have secured the British rights 
to a number of plays," he said, "but in 
some instances the contracts have not 
been signed as yet, and I do not wish 
to make any announcements of things 
that might not be consummated. In 
the case of the artists, some of them 
have asked me to keep their agree- 
ments for the present. One, for in- 
stance, is in a domestic squabble and 
others are signed with shows and play- 
ing vaudeville for the time being. 



DANCE ACT SHELVED. 

Bessie McCoy's engagement at the 
Century has caused the temporary 
shelving of her new dance production, 
which was of a patriotic brand, show- 
ing dances of all the American wars 
since the Revolutionary struggle in 
1777. 

Miss McCoy decided not to include 
the dances in her Century specialty, 
preferring to store it for vaudeville^ in 
which she will be seen following the 
run of the Dillingham-Ziegfeld produc- 
tion. 



b^EBUUKS SERVICE UST. 

'Aetifltm on t he ler r tcc l iit D^the 
Bluebird aubjccta for this month show 
'^ome big changes in the program per- 
•onncL Tbc Rupert Julian-Ruth Clif- 
ford feature, ''Mother o' Mine," will not 
be released via the regular program, 
but will b« a strictly State rights prop- 
osition. 

Five women are to be starred m 
iorthcoming Bluebird subjects, with 
only one male star given any promi- 
nence. 

The list comprises Mae Murray, Vio- 
let Mersereau, Dorothy Phillips. Ruth 
Clifford and Carmel Myers. The male 
star will be Frankljrn Farnum, whose 
last co-starring subject with Brownie 
Vernon will be "A stormy Night," re- 
leased Seot 10. 

Miss Myers is one of the newest ac- 
quisitions, Miss Myers having been one 
of the leading women in "Sirens of the 
Sea" Ocwel Productions). 

Sept 17 Bluebird releases "The Mys- 
terious Mr. Tiller," a Rupert Julian 
film, with Ruth Clifford sUrring. Sept 
24, "Flirting with Death," with Brownie 
Vernon and a new male partner work- 
ing in the former Franklyn Farnum 
roles in the person of Herbert RawUn- 
son. 

STUDIO LIGHTING SCHEME. 

A scheme to provide a studio light 
that will tone down the present strong 
glare, and thereby also reduce the 
heaviness of the makeup now necessary 
for picture playing, has been submitted 
to a group of men, well enough versed 
in picture making not to be attracted 
by the ordinary case of "new inven- 
Uon." 

These men are reported to have 
agreed that the lighting scheme submit- 
ted is a feasible one, and they are said 
to have arranged for its capitalization. 

FIXING UP. 

A special order of new wardrobe is 
being made for the I. Weingarden 
show, "Sept. Morning Glories." The 
Weingarden show, under process of re- 
organization pursuant to instructions 
of the American Circuit censors, will 
not be reviewed again by the censor- 
ship board until William V. Jennings 
and Charles Baker look it over on 
their inspection tour, starting Sept 10. 

Bobby North, who has an interest 
with Jean Bedini in "Forty Thieves," 
which has been ordered to "fix up" by 
the American, sent a representative 
West last week to stay with the show 
and make the necessary improvements. 

Large Attendance in Toronto. 

Toronto, Sept. 5. 

The directors of the Canadian Na- 
tional Exhibition, which opened last 
week, were particularly pleased with 
the first period's attendance, the fig- 
ures for the first seven days showing a 
total of 415,500. Saturday (Confedera- 
tion Day) alone netted a gathering of 
127,500. 




EVANS SUIT SETTLED. 

'"The s u it ; which - Charles €.- -EvanS" 
slarted against the Universal bccaitss 
of the alleged failure of that company 
to abide with a contract he held under 
which it agreed to produce "The Par- 
lor Match in pictures, has been set- 
tled out of court Nathan Burkan, act- 
ing for the comedian, secured $1,650 
and the return of the rights to pro^ 
duce the play. 

The U. originally agreed to pay 
Evans $1,500 for the rights to film "A 
Parlor Match," giving nim an advance 
of $1,000. He was also to receive a 
percentage of the profits. As the pro- 
duction was not made within the time 
stipulated by the contract, the come- 
dian started suit for the payment of 
the entire sum agreed upon, with in- 
terest, and asked for a return of the 
producing rights. 

ARBUCKLE ON THE COAST. 

Toward the end of this month Ros- 
coe Arbuckle will return to Los An- 
geles, to continue his comic picture 
making at that point over the winter. 

For a year or more now, Arbuckle 
has been in the east making the Ar- 
kuckle comedies for the Jos. M. 
Schenck Co., which Paramount dis- 
tributes. 

Going west with the star will be his 
two principal funmaking assistants, Al 
St. John and Buster Keaton. Lou 
An^er and Herbert Warren will also 
be m the Arbuckle traveling group. 



FILMY FANCIES. 



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RAILROAD TROUBLE 

The American Circuit shows are hav- 
ing trouble with railroad transporta- 
tion on the jump from the Court, 
Wheeling. W. Va., to the Grand, Akron, 
O., the Baltimore & Ohio having re- 
duced its train schedule. It is almost 
impossible for the shows to reach 
Akron in time for the split-week open- 
ing — Thursdays. 

Although the Circuit season opened 
Aug. 20, the shows have been forced 
to pass up the Akron Thursday mat- 
inee, and it may be necessary to change 
the route so that Akron may be reached 
on time. The American considers the 
Akron date too important to eliminate 
it for even one performance. The 
shows open in Wheeling Monday and 
then go to Akron for the last half. 



LOOKING FOR BILL DOOLEY. 

With the definite engagement and en- 
suing success of Johnny Dooley as a 
production comedian, a number of pro- 
ducing managers suddenly became in- 
terested in his brother. Bill, who is 
working with Ray and Gordon Dooley 
at the Riverside this week. 

One revue manager made immediate 
overtures, while two production man- 
agers intimated a sincere desire to test 
the second member of the family's 
talent. 

There are four of the Doolcys in 
all, the third brother being Gordon, 
with the fourth a girl, Ray. 

The Dooleys were "discovered" in 
Philadelphia by Bart McHugh, who has 
a long term contract with the entire 
quartet. 

Havez Holding Off. 

The woman to whom rtavez & Sil- 
vers disposed of the singing rights to 
the numbers used by Cecil Cunnmgham 
in vaudeville is Edith Dill, wife of Max 
Dill (Kolband Dill}. 

She paid a deposit and was prepared 
to consummate the deal, but it is under- 
stood Havez is loath to dispose of the 
rights, as he proposes to use as a de- 
fense to any possible alimony suit by 
Miss Cunningham the fact he supports 
his wife by furnishing her with valu- 
able stage material. 



We're startled this week? Nothing 
organized last weekl! 

However, next weekl !! Rain or 
shine! 

(Mostly shine.) 

The Anti-Booze Law Will Never Hann 

Them. 

(Can of buttermilk for every name 
suggested.) 

Bill Steiner. 

Joe Lee. 

rierb Lubin. 

Frank Gersten. 

Otto Harras. 

Lynde Denig. 

Movinpf Picture Puzzlei. 

Star's salaries. 

Zit's film "reviews." 

"Deputy assistant technical directors." 

W. W. Hodkinson. 

Office boys in generals* uniforms. 

War tax. 

WUdest Preii Yarn of tha Wttk. 

"Marguerite Clayton organizes fac- 
tories of the U. S. to send comforts to 
their employees at the front T 

And just Norma Talmadge comes out 
, and says it isn't real nice tor actors to 
use the war for publicity. 

Not a single star pined for the "good 
old days" in last week's papers! 

Good old days — ^when you got your 
salary 1 

(What there was of it.) 

Rumor hath it that George V. Ho- 
bart entered pictures principally to gel 
fresh "Dinkclspiel" material! 

Now and then some of the trade pa- 
pers print other news than of the pub- 
licity department stenographers who 
have gone on their vacationil ' 

BRENON'S "EMPTY POCKETS." 

Herbert Brenon is at work on tht 
filming of "Empty Pockets," adapted 
from Rupert Hughes' novel of that 
name. 

Heading the cast are Bert Lytell and 
Barbara Castleton. 



LYNCH IS BACK. 

S. A. Ljrnch arrived in New York 
from the Coast Wednesday, where. It is 
said, he consummated some important 
contracts for new acquisitions to the 
list of Triangle stars. 



HARRY 
McCOY 

Slanring in Koytloas Ca 
DmedBff HfaBMlf 



MADGE KENNEDY 

In *'BABY MINR*' 
(Goldwyn) 



Henry Young, treasurer of the Globe, 
after working three years steadily 
without a summer layoff, managed to 
steal a four-day vacation this week and 
made a trip through the Bcrkshires. 



GERTRUDE SELBY 

NEAL BURNS 

S-E-L-B-U-R-N 

(M)-M-E-!M E-S 

Lot Angeles, Cal 



I 



VARIETY 








This sedson is no exception to the rule; on (he contrary, n( 
business career have we had such a wonderful and varied h 
our professional friends; eax:^ and every song listed was 
thorough trial by artists of reputation before being exploii 
our various professional departments, and it was only afh 
trials and the sorigs, each and every one of (hem, were fou 
genuine successes, that we submit them to you. 



PROFESSIONAL COPIES & ORCHESTRA- 

TIONS IN ALL KEYS 



Swc. 
Beautir 




. WITMARK & SONS 

Uptown Prof. Rooms, AL. COOK, Mgr. 

1562 BROADWAY, NEXT TO PALACE THEATRE 



THEN 



I'LL 
FIND 



MY PARAI 



By JAQUES ADRIAN <5l LEON HO 

Short and sweet, with "punch" climax th. 

them th rilled. 



CHICAGO 

Schiller Building 
TOM QUIGLEY, Mgr 

BOSTON 

218 Tremont St. 

JACK LAHEY, Mgr. 

PROVIDENCE, R. I. 

18 Belknap Street 

i. CROWLEY, Mgr. 



PHILADELPHIA 

35 So. 9th St. 

ED. EDWARDS, Mgr. 

SAN FRANCISCO 

Pantages Building 

AL BROWNE, Mgr. 

LOS ANGELES, CAL 
Continental Hotel 
B. HA6AN, Mgr. 



YOU BROUGHT IRELAND 



RIGHT OVER 
TO ME 



Another ^'LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN" by the same writers, 

J. KEIRN BRENNAN & ERNEST R. BALL 

That's what they all say watch it! 



I'VE 



WA 



THEN I'LL COME BACK TO YOU 

/By JOHN W. BRATTON 

surprise not a ballad — greatest extra 
chfer^uses €lv6f* written-^e^ch a riot 



WHEN HE'S ALL DOLLED I 

HE'S THE BibST DRESSED RUBE IN TOWN 



Bv DONALDSON And BMiCE. A 



»\'nc} Rube S'Ciny ^\i^^ ,) tutie ti^^ 



TORY SPACO WS^ C AB ARt 



By GASKILl a. id DUBIN. Br.m»wl-o» act(on, tots of clever »ir>fl* 
budy good tunr Not a dialect song, but can be used as such 



VARIITY 



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mers. 

m 

in the history of our 
of material to offer 




a 

in 

\these 

be 



ALL 
THE 



WORLD 



WILL 



JEALOUS 



OF 
ME 



ERNE:ST R. BALL never wrote a more beautiful ballad. 

The lyric by AL DUBIN a wonder. 
BIGGEST BALLAD HIT OF THE PRESENT TIME 



THERE'S A LONG, LONG TRAIL SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE 



IS TMf 
L1L> 



By STODDARD KING and ZO ELLIOTT 

The one a^nd only "Trench" and "Camp" sonq 
New ' Plattsburgh" refrain a sensation. 

SUNG ALL OVER THE WORLD 



JOE HOWARD'S sensational novelty. 

Striking, original and tuneful. Can't stop it 

Lync by Philander Johnson 

An inspiration. 



HINE JANE 

ne re-incarnated. ' 
ny-response refrain. 
.1 Qtte, Song. 
*LL-BRENNAN. 



S U K I SAN 

By WALTER DONALDSON 
<5l J. KEIRN BRENNAN 
Dainty, Picturesque Japanese number 
excellent for production. 



MY YIDDISHA BUTTERFLY 

By AL DUBIN dc JOS. BURKE 
A SCREAM ALL THE TIME. 



WILLIE HOWARD'S big success 



HONEY Vo ONLY KNEW THE MAGIC 



OF 
YOUR 




By ERNEST R. BALL <5l WILLIAM GARDNER 

Charming "southern song," Sweet, sympathetic 

appealing. 



MiOKH gf^ade: ba. 



By ARTHUR A, PENN 
SURE TO LIVE AS LONG AS SONGS ARE SUNC 



l>4 



THE NICEST 
HOME IN 



D-l-X-l-E 



DONALDSON'S latest and best with a 
' "patter" and, Gee Whiz, what 
a *'fox-trot" melody! 



YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU NOW 

By AL. DUBIN, RENNIE CORMACK 

& GEORGE McCONNELL 

The Song that gets Recruits and Recalls. Greatest ever. 



THERE 
WASN'T 



ANYBODY THERE 



TO 
MEET 



YOU'VE GOT EM THAT'S ALL 

BY NEWTON ALEXANDER 



mm 



THE ROA D FOR YOU AND ME., 
IME 3?R MARY ^Co FATHER JOHN 



COME 



OVER MARY OLD FHintll 

GOOD anywhere 



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MOVING PICTURES 




Richard OrdjDskl, stag* director Of th* 
Mntropolltan opera house, bai written a 
scenario for Tbeda Bara aod la to act In tli« 
pbotoplaj. 



Samuel Cummins, film broker, baa purohaaad 
for tbe Pbai Pictures Co. a negatlTe for 
|1.'^,U00 from tbe TraoB-Oceanlo Film Co., 
wblcb will shortly be released. 



lease Sept. 17, la Ben Wllaon. He will be 
supported by Neva Oerber. Richard LaRedo 
and Hayward Maak. It la a picturlzatlon of 
Sidney Roblnson'a novel. "OladBtooe," adapted 
for tbe screen by Karl Coolldge and directed 
by Oeorge Cochran*. 



"Madam Who," tbe first ParaltA production 
featuring Bessie Barrlscale, has been com- 
pleted by Director Reginald Darker. It la from 
tbe book by Harold licOrath. 



Carmel Myers Is being prominently featured 
In tbe preseutatioo of "Sirens of tbe Sea" at 
the Broadway, for tbe purpose of establishing 
her name aod personality In the public mind. 
In November Miss Myers will bloom as a Blue- 
bird star, with Harry Solter aa her director, 
making her debut In "Tbe Dynast." Starting 
Nov. 12 Miss Myers will be a regularly schaduled 
Bluebird star. 



Tbe Author's Film Co. has practically com- 
pleted all preliminary work on "When Duty 
Calls." In which Orace Darmond la starred 
and the trade ahowlog will be In about two 
weeks. 



In addition to receiving 110,000 a week as 
salary aod 60 per cent, of tbe profits of her 
own producing company. Olga Petrova will 
gather In a few extra shekels by writing her 
own scenarios. 



Francia Carpenter and Virginia Lee Corbln. 
who have the leading roles In "Jack and the 
Beanstalk," will also be seen In the principal 

Kirts of forthcoming productions In the Fox 
Iddiea Series. The other films In the series 
win Include "The Babea In the Wood," "Aladdin 
and the Wonderful Lamp." "The Brownies," 
.Mikado," "Pinafore." 'All Daba and tbe Forty 
Thieves" and "Alice's Adventures In Wonder- 
land." C. M. and S. A. Fraoklla will also 
direct the rest of the series. 



According to Triangle, Id theatres in the 
New York territory have booked the Hart and 
Fairbanks reissues for an entire week's run, 
commencing with the release of "Double 
Troubles," tbe first Fairbanks subject, Sept. 2, 
and 'The Disciple," a Hart feature, Sept. 16. 



Under the management of Harry I. Oarson, 
Clara Kimball Young, In addition to her own 
producing company, which will release eight 
pictures a year, but also a controlling Interest 
In Fun-Art Films Inc.. plans to make and re- 
lease s two-reel comedy every fortnight, star- 
ring Ray and Qordon Dooley, commencing 
Sept. 19. 



The E. A H. Distributing Co.. headquarters 
at Atlanta, Is now In full possesion of tbe 
franchise for tbe soiti exploltailoo of Art 
Dramaa for North Carolina, South Carolina. 
Florida. Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and 
Tennessee. Operating tbe E. & H. Arm are 
Paul A. Bngler and Charles W. Harden. Among 
tbe first pictures releaaed In the southern terri- 
tory are 'The Golden God " (Apollo), starring 
Alma Haolon ; "Little Miss Fortune" (Brbl- 
graph), with Marian Swayoe ; "The Moral 
Code" (Erbograph), with Anna Q. Nlllsson : 
"Miss Deception" (Van Dyke), with Jean 
Sothern, and "Whoso Findeth a Wife" (U. S. 
Amusement Corp.). also a Jean Sothern fea- 
ture. 



Edward Warren Is keeping the title of his 
latest feature under cover and will not disclose 
It until tbe occasion of the trade ahowlng. The 
picture was completed last week and was as- 
sembled for cutting. The outstanding point 
of the story Is that It has no crime, no aex 
reference, no problem and no villain. It la 
heralded as a simple love story. 



The featured player In "The Spindle of 
Life," a Butterfly feature scheduled for re- 



More than a score of new players, scenario 
writers and directors have been added to the 
Triangle Culver City forces since tbe reor- 
ganization of the company. Among the more 
Important of those recently engaged are Rich- 
ard Bret Harte, scenario writer; Texas (lul- 
nan, star ; Roy Stewart, who will be starred In 
western dramas; Belle Bennett, who will ap- 
pear In "The Valley of Fear" ; Arthur Hoyt, 
In the title role of "Mr. Opp " ; Clara Mac- 
Dowell, featured In numerous recent plays; 




PI^SXENT 



x<CLna 

UALi: 



Torpor TED LILY" 

A MeUCtT fwlOVING PTODY 0FA 

POUN D jTT DM6P TW6 rvieerresT. 

-DIIMCTgD ftV WSNIW i^LTSn, 
e»00»C TMRU VOUR UXALftim&iaO 

excvm ice.' — ^oa eki£uei5iRaO. 

PMorOPWftVJ: INC 1600 WJfiAOWAV.K.YC. 



Ruth Btonehouaa, Margmrat Wllaon, aCa Tho 
directorial ataff haa baas augmented bjr the 
addition of Lynn F. Rejnolda. Jack Conway, 
E. Mason Hopper. Fe'rrla Hartmaa, Thonuia 
Halfron and William Mong. 

One night last weak at tha Naw Tork tha- 
atre, when the parformancea -vera balag given 
for the benefit of "The Bun'a" amoks fund and 
atara peraonally appaarad each evening. Roscos 
Arbuckle was acting as auctioneer for several 
artlclea. it bad been arranged bstwcen tha 
auctioneer and several of hla friends that tha 
latter ahould start tbs bidding and keep It up, 
cue words being used for phony blda Valeria 
Bergere waa one of the friendly bidders. Har 
cue word waa "Murad." One article put up 
to be aold was bid $60 by MIsa Bergere, who 
merely made tha bid. Arbuckle kept repeat- 
ing the amount. Without hearing anything 
further he finally said "Sold to Valeria 
Bergera for |00. "Murad !" ahouted Mlaa 
Bergere. "Too late." answered Arbuckla. 



■. W. and J. O. Knebn. prasldaRt and Ttca- 
prasldant of tba Mana FUnn Ca. have decided 
to make tbelr bsadquarters in Los Angalea. 

Ivan Bt John, a local newspaper writer, is 
now assistant to Publicity Man J. B. Wood- 
sids at the Triangle Culver City atudlo. 



Riebard Stanton, tho director, ia taking a 
two weeks' vacation at Paao Roblaa. Cal. 



Julian Johnaon. formerly editor of Photoplay 
Magaiina, and nntil recently with Seliolok. 
baa arrived bere to aaaume hla new dutlea aa 
editor-ln-chlef of the Triangle. H. O. Davla 
created tha poat for Johnaon. He will be held 
strictly reaponalbla for the pictures turned 
out \V9 the Triangle from the time the atory 
entera the acenario department until tbey are 
raadj for marketing. 

Amy Jerome baa Joined tbs local film colony. 

Gbarlea Cbrlstis baa returned from tba east. 



COAST PICTURE NEWS. 

By GUY PRICB. 

Loa Angelea, Sept 6. 
Carl Laemmle la In town on an unexpected 
visit. There are rumora of a ahake up at 
Univeraal City, but Laemmle refuaea to make 
any statement. Ha aaya he ia hers merely on 
a vacation. But—- 



Raymond Wells baa been engaged to direct 
William Deamond. 



Harry WllUama la writing aoenarloo and di- 
recting Keyatone comedlea. 



Dale Fuller now has a dreaalng room of her 
own at Fine Arte atudio. 



Henry Walthall baa been algned by Paralta. 
He will have hla own company. 

Stuart Acheaon ia here from New York to 
handle Theda Bara'a publicity. He auecaeda 
A. L. Sellg, who has been called east to bandla 

the advertising campaign for "Cleopatrl." 



Joaephine Sedgwick baa baan engaged for 
stock by tha Triangle. 



Lois Weber has finished cutting "The Time 
of Her Life." Hope it will prove that. 



Mildred Harris, who recently Joined the Lois 
Weber organ liatlon, is a devoted gardener. 



Anita King has moved to Long Beacb. 

David Horsley arrived from tha east this week 
and at once set down as false all rumors to 
the effect that Mary MacLaren had been re- 
leased by bim and would return to Univeraal. 
Horsley stated that he and Carl Laemmle were 
still on tbe outs and that Laemmle could have 
tbe actress only when he agreed to pay bis 
( Horsley 's) price, which Is not profitable. Hors- 
ley also stated that he would go ahead with 
his productions starring Baby Marie Ost>orn, 
Crane Wilbur and Miss MaoLaren aa per plana 
originally laid out 



A pet aquirrel mistook Philip Smalley for 
a nut and a bad bite waa the result. 



True Boardman will aupport Mildred Harria 
in bar next picture. 



' Herbert Sutch, formerly aasiatant to George 
Sigeman at the Griffith atudlo, ia now wltb 
Mena. 



NO RIALTO SALE. 

The report that was current along 
Broadway during the early part of tho 
week to the effect that the Gordon 
Brothers of Boston were to invade 
popular priced vaudeville in New York 
via the Kialto theatre, was denied at 
the theatre Wednesday by Samuel 
Rothapfel. 



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On Pullik'g 



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Ralph Clark, manager of tba T. 4 D. theatra, 
Oakland, Cal., will abortly Icava for the aaat, 
where , ha. jy.iU ..faUblUh oflicaa for th a coaat 
coDcarn. * '' 



Ten thouaand aaa guile were obtained 
"Quean of the 8ea,'^ Annette Kellerma 



Robert T. Halnea baa been algned to appear 
In plcturea. 

Hlller A WUk have aold "A Mormon llald" 
to the Boaton Photoplay Co. for the New Eng- 
land atatea. 



ductlon, win be Tom Moore. George Fawoett, 
George Farren, Alee B. Fraaola. 

Margaret Majo announoea bar retirement 
from all aetire work In the theatre to devote 
her entire time to the acreen for Goldwyn. of 
which aba la one of the ownera. 



Sydney Lust baa purchased "The Wratb of 
the Goda" for District of Columbia, Maryland* 
Virginia and North Carolina. 



When the new Strand, Lowell. Masa., opena 
within a month or so. It will be one of the 
largest picture houses In that city. 



The neit feature, with Crane Wilbur starred, 
will be a David Horsley production entitled 
"Blood of the Fathers." 



"Forbidden" Is the title of the second re- 
lease HorKley will make with Mary MacLareo 
aa the atar. 



Douglaa Falrbanka arrived In New York 
Wednesday and will spend iwo daya In New 
York for the making of a few aoenea for his 
newest picture. 

Wra. Famum, the Fox atar who baa the 
leading role In "Wbea a Man Seea Red." a 
coming drama, la writing a book entitled "My 
Frlend'a Little Daaghter." 

■ugene Forde and Marjorle Daw, famous on 
the shadow stage, have begun work under the 
Wm. Fox standard In Hollywood. Cal., In a 
new picture atarrlng Gladya Brockwell. 



W. 1*. KInson, for two yeara the Mutual re«>- 
reaentatlve at PIttaburgb. baa been appointed 
manager of the General Film branch at that 
PUoa. 

Julea Raucourt baa been engaged for tke 
role of W. A. Savage In the film veraloa of 
Loula Joaepb Vance's "Nobody." la the mak- 
ing by Metro. 

Jack Dillon baa been added to the directorial 
ataff of Triangle at Culver City. HIa flrat pic- 
ture win be a production atarrlng Olive 
Thomaa. 



for 

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new Fox production, because Jack Kellelte. 
-irii#-aaoleM~4«ha— A4oinL.ln- dicecttng ^Uia jUo=. 
ture, knew the psychology of a sea gull. Kel- 
lelte eulloed the birds from Northw«>it Hsrbor 
to Bar Harbor by tbrowlog them bits of fish 
along the entire trip down the Uay. He kept 
the gulls there for two days by feeding them 
more Ash. 

In the National Conacrlpt Army, bow getting 
Into activity, will be found more m. p. op«r- 
atora than any other phaae of the theatrical 
workera, with the mualclana a cloae aeoond. 



The next production to be made by Director 
Allen J. Holubar for Universal will be '*Tbe 
Twiated Soul," by J. Grubb Alexander and 
Fred Mjton. 

Mary Garden baa aalled for America, dae at 
"An Atlantic Port." and will at onoe oom- 
menof work on the Goldwyn ploturtaatloa of 
"Thala." 



"The Little Saraaritan," which will have 
Marian Swayne as the star, waa written by 
the Rev. Clarence Hsrrla. 



The subway stations are all decorated with 
one-sheet posters announcing that "Alice Howell 
is coming to New York at Loew's theatres." 
Miss Howell Is making a aerlea of one-reel 
comedlee for Universal. 



Motion picture cameraa were thick during 
the National Guard sendoff laat week, lacb 
concern handling the parade made every effort 
to beat the other firm to the theatre with a 
"apeclal." 



R. C. Cropper, prealdent of the Standard 
Film Corporation, waa In New York recently 
giving the local picture houaea hla personal 
Inapeotlon. 

No aooner doeo Harry Raver bring 'The 
Warrior" Into New York, with the big fellow 
Maciate as Its star, than the Hanover Film 
Co. baa an unprecedented demand for the 
former Maclste picture which reached New 
York aome time ahead of the "Warrior." 
Captain Kimball baa about everytlfing sold 
on the second Jump excepting Canada, Mla- 
sourl, Kanaaa. Iowa and Nebraska. The Cap- 
Uln baa "Camllle" on the shelf, with the flrat 
release on the states right plan to be made 
around the flrst of the year. Featured as 
Camllle Is Helen Heaperla. The picture was 
taken abroad. 



Clara Williams has commoceed work on her 
flrst -~ 'ii'-tion to be made for Paralta. It 
baa not yet been named. 



The third Goldwvn releaae will be Arthur 
Hopkins' plcturixatlon of "The Eternal Mag- 
dalene," starring Maxlne Elliott. 



Franklyn Famum become* a lone atar among 
Blueblrdera Oct. 8. with the releaae of "The 
Maverick." a feature written by laola For- 
reater and Mann Page. 



AltbouRb the fall season baa barely been 
Inaugurated there appears to be a few road 
picture outfits compared with this time laat 
aeaaon. 

In the cast supporting Mae Marsh In "The 
Cinderella Man." Goldwyn'a forthcoming pro- 



Blla Hall will make her final appearance 
among Bluebird atars Oct. 1, preaenting "The 
Spotted Lily," a stonr of aacrlfloe based upon 
the destruction of Belgium. 

Mae Murray will make her flrst appearance aa 
a Bluebird star early In November, preaenting 
Robert Leonard'a screen version of "The Prla- 
oaea Virtue." 



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FILM REViE,WS 



THEY'RE OFF, 



A very pleasant picture la "They're Off!" a 
weekly T^ieAUh of ibe Triangie-Kay-Bee, "vlth 
Enid Bennett. Miss Bennett In ttais film does 
some superior work, perhaps because of what 
she is called upon to do, but she looks the 
role of the athletic young girl, and that helps 
greatly. Roy Nell directed the story, that has 
enough good points In It to overcome the 
weakness of itu foundation, although the weak- 
ness, if It is that, la the very thing required 
to bring out the plentltude of action the picture 
possesses. One Huckett, a wealthy Wall Street 
operator, with his daughter (Miss Bennett) 
vlslti) Kentucky, seeing there an old homestead 
the daughter admires and which her father says 
Bhe will own. But the owner of It. a yonng 
Kentucky tobacco ranchman, says it is not for 
sale. So the father wires his New York office 
to bear the tobacco market, breaking a big pool 
the Kentucklan is Interested In. It ruins the 
latter and Hackett securee the homestead. 
Meanwhile the screen shows a Stock Exchange 
scene of the conventional type, but immediately 
afterward goes Into the race horse business in 
Kentucky, and this Is where the picture grows 
enjoyable. There Is horse racing of the steeple- 
chasing kind and MIsa Bennett does much of 
the riding, she becoming the Jockey for her own 
horse "Satan," given her by her father, and 
in turn passed over by the daughter to the 



young ranchman, to dafaat her fathar** horaa, 
"Wttsp," i«'fth» WlMwo«d meet. Tha dauglitar 
connived with the ranchman to help him re- 
cover tho homestead. She obesrved the only 
thing her father would pay for, was something 
he wanted badly and he would want any horse 
that could beat the "Wasp." She won the rac« 
and the ranchman arranged to sell "Masque- 
rader" ("Satan"— disguised) In return for the 
tobacco ranch, with the young couple also agree- 
ing to marry for the finale. It's a lively picture, 
well set, well played and aa a weekly release a 
"regular." Bime. 



EFFICIENCY EDGAR'S COURTSHIP. 



Edgar Bumpus. 
Mary Pierce. . . 
Mr. Wimple. . . . 
Mr. Pierce 



• • • • • 



..Taylor Holmes 
...Virginia Valli 
Rodney La Rock 
...Ernest Maupain 



A bright, excellently constructed light comedy 
picture with the director deriving a fund of 
wonderful comedy angles from the short cast. 
It deals with the courtship of Edgar Bumpus, 
an efficiency "nut," showing his routine of pro- 
cedure along efficiency lines In an endeavor to 
convince the father of the wooed girl how 
neceesary an efficient husband is to her future. 
HIa opponent in love. Mr. Wimple, provides the 
baaia for many of tne two-cornered altuationa 
with the sub-titles explaining In subtle comedy 



how tho affair Is prscssdlng. Tho director do- 
senrsa nntold credit for jaaAlpwlfttlpc so many 
scenes, considering the presence of but four prin- 
cipalis and with such a short ^heme to work 
upon. For a light comedy real It can feature 
any proffram, particularly because o' Holmes, 
who makes a somewhat different camera study 
and who gets his meaning over In fine style. 

Wynn. 

IDOLATERS. 

viola Strathmore Louise Olaum 

Curtis de Forest Ralston George Webb 

Anita Carew Dorcas Matthews 

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Burr Britton T. S. Oulso 

Dnice Wlnthrope Hugo Koch 

Oscar Brent Milton Rpas 

"Idolaters" Is a Triangle release, written by 
John Lynch and Monte Katterjohn, directed by 
Walter Edwards, photography by Chester Lyons 
and starring Louise Olaum. It teaches the 
moral lesson about the wagea of sin and as such 
will enjoy favor on a service procram. It also 
shows Miss Olaum in a series of "vamp" gowns 
that are sensationally startling. The melo- 
dramatic- story Is obvious, but Interesting in its 
unwinding, with Miss Olaum's known skill as a 
vampire, aided and abetted by a competent 
supporting company and some admirable direc- 
tion and photography. Jolo. 




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Oma Mood^ Lawrence, motion picture critic of the Chicago Evening 
Post, telegraphs to Goldwyn the following enthusiastic approval of 
Madge Kennedy in **Baby Mine'' : 

Congratulatlona on Madge Kennedy's first Goldwyn 
Picture » "Baby Mine" which opened at the Colonial 
t6day. The critics at the advance showing here 
agreed it was a credit to Goldwyn and the industry. 
Make more like it. We don't care how hard wa work 
looking at Madge Kennedy if she continues in the 
present form. 




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as its second remarkable release on September 23rd, throughout 
North America. 







BcrMeir^aret Mayo 

Kitty Kelly in The Chicago Examiner says: "Madge Kennedy is Avhat 
Samuel Goldfish predicted — a comedy mine... A comedy gold mine 
for the exhibitors of America... 'Baby Mine* is a path-pointer for 
the new comedy era." 

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THE UTTLE PIRATL 



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John Balrd 

Virginia Balrd. 
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The Boy Burwell Hemerlok 

A Tery pretty lltUo "klddlo*' plctura, with 
a strong underlying domestlo drama, along 
original lines Is the Buttarfly Sept. 10 re- 
lease, called "The Little Pirate." Btonr by 
Norrls Shannon, aoenarlo by SlMott J. Claw- 
son, produced by Blslo Jane Wilson. The 
Immediate proposition Is presented. Is a wife 

iustlfled In turning over to her husband tor 
lusinesa speculation a fortune left In her 
trust for the benefit of their little child. Tboro 
Is not an Inch of wasted fooUge. erery scene 
being cut to absolnU necessity. Tho first 
three reels moTos so rapidly they are OTor bo- 
foro you realise It. Zoo Rao. tbo child aetross, 
is the sUr and does admirable work. What 
looks at the sUrt as If it would dsTslop Into a 
tragic triangle situation, culminates In a very 
happy ending for all concerned. Very classy 
production and admirably acted. Ranks with 
the best of the Butterfly releases. Jolo... 



FUNKHOUSER AGAIN OVERRULED 

Chicago, Sept 5. 

Once more Major Funkhouser, the 
film censor, was beaten in the courts 
by picture interests, when last week 
Judge Samuel Alschuler in the U. S. 
District Court issued an order re- 
straining any city officiwl from inter- 
fering with the exhibition of "The 
Spy/' which Funkhouser banned. 

The court said "there had been an 
abuse of discretion in the matter." 
The mayor and the censor objected 
to a scene showing an American sol- 
dier being tortured, but the judge ruled 
that that was not sufficient to bar the 
showing of the film, adding the opin- 
ion "that objections to pictures are 
allowed when they are of an immoral 
or suggestive character." 

Final action in the case of "Within 
the Law" has not been obtained, al- 
though it is understood that a number 
of cuts have been agreed upon. 



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Paul K«tl*ftff ^ , , . . . Lo& Chener 

Dodlty Wflvman William dtowell 

DftTld If ontl6th Wm. J. Dyv 

LlUUa Dv Pont Claire Dubrty 

Raport Vlnoant Clyde BeoMn 

Ida Majna Helen Blder 



Stageetruck young girls will be taught a lee- 
eon If tbejr Tiew BlneSird's 'Trlumpb" feature. 
It le a eoreen veralon of Samuel Hopklna Adame' 
Btory publlabed In "ColUer'e/* scenario by Fred. 
Myton, directed by Joseph DeOrasse. Bluebird 
baa put OTor a corking surprise In the manner 
la wblcb tbe ploture oonclndes. Very artistic- 
ally done from all standpoints, tbe story Is 
unfolded of a stageetruck girl going to New 
York to earre out a career as an actrees. At 
tbe railway station she meets the leading man 
of a repertoire company. She goee to tbe city, 
attracts the lasclTlous eye of tbe manager, who 
oTentually glTee her tbe stellar role In a play 
in tbe expectation he will secure her for bis 
own. On tbe afternoon of tbe -day tbe show 
le to open tbe manager announces tbe play 
won't go on, through a fit of Jealousy. Tbe 
girl goee to bis apartment to plead with blm 
He offers her tbe alternative of accepting bis 
adranoes or losing her opportunity to make a 
name for herself. She gets blm to phone to 
let tbe play be produced that night, then stabs 
blm to death and rusbee to the apartment of 
the author, who loTee her. The latter tells her 
to go to the theatre as If nothing happened, 
writes a letter confessing be killed the m>AM«r 
and takes an orerdoee of drugs and dlee. Very 
natural and effectlre back scenes are shown. 
Word comes to tbe girl after tbe second act that 
the author had sacrificed himself for her and in 
the last act she substitutes a real dagger for 
tbe fake one and in tbe big scene stabs nerself 
to death. The picture flashes back to tbe rail- 
way station with tbe "rep" actor seated beside 
tbe girl. He bad merely recited tbe story as an 
actual occurrence. The actor goes bis way and 
says to tbe troupe be had concocted a wild tale 
to cure the girl of her infatuation for tbe foot- 
lights. Olrl goee back, encounters her bucolic 
eweetbeart in bis Ford car and falls Into bis 
arms. Tbe finish is altogether unexpected be- 
cause the Tisualisatlon of tbe actor's narration 
Is not suggested in any way and Its enactment 
is TlTld and stirring. A very good program 
feature. Jolo. 



BETSY ROSS. 

Betsy RoBB Alice Brady 

Joseph Ashbum John Bowers 

Carlssa Orlscom Lillian Cook 

John Ross Victor Kennard 

Mrs. Asbburn Eugenie Woodward 

Mrs. Vernon Kate Lester 

Clarence Vernon Frank Mayo 

Oeorge Washington George MacQuarrle 

Mrs. Orlscom Justine Cutting 

Samuel Orlscom Robert Fordy tb 

Joel Radley Robert Cummlngs 

"Betsy Roes" is a Peerless (World) produc- 
tion, directed by TraTers Yale and Oeorge Cowl, 
story by H. A. duSoucbet, photographed by 
Max Schneider. While following history, it is 
more interesting than such plays usually are. 
The romance is well sustained, tbe action is 
brisk and unceasing and the settings are at- 
tractlTO. Betsy and Clarissa are Quaker sisters 
llTlng In Philadelphia early in the American 
ReroTution. Each sister in turn wears tbe 
same cape and In keeping a tryst with her 
lorer. and Clarence, seeing Betsy meet Ashbum 
and accept bis careeses, belioTes tbe girl to be 
Clarissa. A duel bsitween tbe two young men 
follows, and Ashbum, believing be has killed bis 
antagonist, goee away, assumes another name 
and Joins Washington's army. Clarence, wbo is 
wounded, recovers consciousness but is led to 
believe be has killed tbe old town crier, wbo 
baa discovered bis plight, and be returns to tbe 
English command of Oeneral Howe. Believing 
Ashbum dead. Betsy yields to the importuni- 
ties of her father and marries John Roes, a 
Quaker suitor killed presently in battle. Tbe 

Sretty young widow then establiHbes an up- 
olstery store where her deftness with the 
needle attracts the attention of Washington 
as he is seeking some one to make up the flag 
be has designed. While Betsy is thus engaged 
she oomes face to face with Asbburn. wbo 
under bis adopted name of Wbeatlej has be- 
come an aide to General Washington, and is 
assigned to guard Betsy during tbe fashioning 
of the flag. He discovers a man is in hiding 
in tbe bouse, and, although intensely Jealous 
and suspecting tbe man to be a spy. holds bis 
peace out of regard for Betsy's good name. This 
man turns out to be Clarence, whom Asbburn 
believed be bad killed in tbe duel, and he is 

{taying a secret visit to Betsy's sister. Clarence 
s discovered, • tried and convicted as a spy, 
and sentenced to be shot. Betsy, discovering 
the papers wbich certify to Clarence's discharge 
from the British army, hastens with them to 
General Washington, who has gone to Borden- 
town. With tbe general's pardon she returns 
to Philadelphia in the nick of time to save 
Clarence's life, and the concluding Inference is 
that she and Ashbum marry. Betsy's race from 
Bordento#n In an old-fashioned one-hoes "shay" 
is a particularly effective episode, but by no 
means the only one. Alice Brady is charming 
In the name part. •John Bowers gives a fine, 
manly portrayal, while Frank Mayo is excellent. 
Oeorge McQuarrle personatee Washington very 
well, and Lillian Cook makes a sweet and 
Ingeououfl Quaker mics. "Betsy Ross" is a 
praiseworthy offering. Jolo. 



FOX-GOLDWYN SERVICE. 

A contract was entered into this week 
by William Fox for the showing of 
Goldwyn Pictures in the Fox chain of 
houses, the initial showings commenc- 
ing at the Academy of Music. 



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UNDER HANDICAP. 

T}r(Ml Conntaton. . . . . ; . r.". . . . Ilai old -Loekwood 
John Crawford, owner of Half Moon 

Ranch. .....W. H. Bainbridge 

Argyl Crawford, his daughter. ...Anna Little 

Bray ley. ranch foreman ....Lester Cuneo 

Bat Truxton. project superintendent, 

T. H. Oibson-Gowland 

RQger Hapgood William Clifford 

Lonesome Pete, cowhand... .James Youngdeer 

"Under Handicap," aeven reels (or is it 
eight or nine?), is offered by the York Film 
Corp. with Harold Lockwood as the star, and 
an excellent supporting cast, as Metro's latest 
release. Tbe story la eastern-western, touch- 
ing the high spots of gay, mad revel in the 



metropolis of the more or less effete east, and 
then the rough spots in the Justly celebrated 
boundTng'west. Locliwood Is' the hard-ITvlhtf 

fn o! a rich father, and father vhKh bim off 
Ith a paltry $600 and tells him to work out 
s own career. He does, and finally, when he 
reachea the west he finds hlmHolf opposing his 
own sire and subsequently brings dad to bis 
knees shouting "mercy." Then the love story 
in it works out satisfactorily. Fred J. Bal- 
shofer, in directing the picture, put gorgeous 
photography first and made good. But he also 
went in for footage and that and the sad 
titles are the faults of the picture. Exhibitors 
have come to expect light and pleasant titles, 
well bandied and apt, in Lockwood's pictures ; 
also snapped-up action instead of long, weari- 
some scenes. "Under Handicap" is JuHt the 



oontrary and it cornea aa a surprise that Metro 
ahould permit an overlength and padded-out 
JItfbJKt to go out without revialon. It aeema 
' Incredible thai tbe plctOK wai e>ef r«Vieired 
In the home office before release. In five reels 
the picture would be admirable. It Is prob- 
able that Lockwood's popularity will make 
"Under Handicap" a drawing card, but the 
young star's reputation is bound to suffer. 

Jolo. 



LUlian Walker Going to Utah. 
Lillian Walker leaves lor Utah next 
week for the screening of the second 
of her series of Ogden Film Corp. 
state rights releases. The company ia 
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FILM RE, VIEWS 



REBECCA OF SUNNYBROOK FARM. 

Rebecca Kandali Mary Pickford 

Adam Ladd Bugen* O'Brlea 

Hannah Kandall Helen Jerome Bddjr 

Mr. Cobb ChariM Oila 

Emma Jane PLrkina Marjorle Daw 

Jane Sawyer Mayme Kelao 

Mrs. Randall Jana Wolff 

Miranda Sawyer Josephine Crowell 

Rev. Jonathan Smellle Jack McDonald 

Minnie Smellle Violet Wllkey 

Mr. Simpnon Prank Turner 

Mra. Simpson Kate Toncray 

Clara Belle Simpson Emma Oordes 

Superlatives, so Indiscriminately used with 

reference to pictures In many lostanoes, seem 

Inadequate In properly approximating the 



transcendenf merit of the latest Arteimft. pro- 
ductlon. "Rebeooa of Sunnybrook Farm." with 
Mary Pickford in the lilular role. U Is a master 
work that Is going to stand supreme In Its 
particular niche for seToral years to cooa^ 
In lU direction, Marshall Nellan has at oriV 

f laced himself In Plcturedom's Hall of Fame, 
t moves along In perfect unison, devoid of 
padding, minus the wastage of one foot of film, 
engrossing and Impressive, yet with perfect 
accord In Its relation to suspense and cumula- 
tive appeal. The minutest detail has been 
given careful consideration, with considerable 
originality evident. In adapting the Kate 
Douglass Wlggln book for the screen. Frances 
Marlon wrought well. The original story has 
been retained, with the necessary elaboration 
enhancing In great measure. Compared jrlth 
the dramatic production, which was excel- 



lently done, the screen Tereloa aeema magnl- 
tudlnoiis. The story Is known to thouaands, 
of Rebecca, a member of a large family, who 
Is sent to the home of her aunU for rearing, 
ultimately Inheriting their estate, and. Inci- 
dentally, marrying the finest young man In 
the town. It attained Its great popularity 
through Its fidelity In picturing the atmosphere 
of New England, and Its analyses of types 
contiguous thereto. Miss Pickford plays -as 
she never played before, varying lights and 
shades to elicit the major Interest, tearful at 
one moment and laughing the next, holding the 
auditor at all times In mute admiration. Her 
support Is fiawless, embodying many rrtlsts 
of repute. Artcraft can well be proud of "Re- 
becca of Sunnybrook Farm." It Is the fore- 
most picture of Its kind yet produced. 

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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm 
at Strand, 

Just Fitted for Mary Pickford. 

Mary Pickford is insidious; one does not 
tire or her; indeed, she grows on one, and, 
like caviar, olives and other acquired tastes, 
she becomes a fixed hubit. 

No one is going to withstand her in "Re- 
becca of Sunnybrook Farm," which was 
shown at the Strand yesterday. • • • 

She has never had a part with greater 
possiblilUes. 



(From the New York "Herald," Sept. S) 

Mary Pickford Is Big Hit 
at Sttand. 

Returns to Comedy Role in 
"Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm." 

New England In its most virulent aspect 
holds no terror for Mary Pickford. She 
showed this yesterday at the Strand Theatre 
in the film version of "Rebecca of Sunny- 
brook Form," incidentally adding to her 
otiier screen gifts the faculty of doing 
Ciiarley Chaplin falls. 



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Vaudeville houses everywhere will profit by showing this 

great New York success. 

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729 SEVENTH AVE. 



NEW YDDK CITY 



^^ Controlled by FAMOUS PLAYERS- LA8KY CORPORATION 

ADOLPH ZUKOB, Pr«fc JESSE I* LA8KY. VIm-Ptml CECIL B. DeMILLE, Director GenersL 






SHOULD SHE OBEY? 

AIleKorlcal Types Oeorge A. Slegmao 

Wllllain Gordon Norbert Myies 

Loma Gordon Gene Genunf 

Henrj Elake J. Webster Dill 

Mamie Blake \. Blllle West 

Uncle John ^^.-r-r^.-.^^Andrew Arbuckle 

Marie Gibson Alice Wilson 

Wllllain Gordon. Jr James Harrison 

The Vulture Robert Lawlor 

"Should She Obey?" Is a feature film the 
Arlsona mede and which baa been acquired 
br M. H. Hoffman. Inc., for distribution with 
the Pour-Square Pictures lat)el. A private 
showing Tuesday afternoon lasted almost two 
hours. The picture has a double purpose, 
first giving some of Nevada's stste officials. 
Including the Governor, and Illinois vice and 
divorce commission beads, a chance to be 
cameraed and captions carried telling what 
steps are being taken to reduce the Reno 
divorce crop, and bsvlng a dramstlc story 
to demonstrate every day Instances where 
"poisoned marriages" are taking place and 
where tbey all land — In the divorce courts. 
The picture derives Its title from the word 
"obey." In the opening section the theme Is 
preceded by a series of allegorical scenes 
wberein the woman — weaker sex — Is forced to 
obey the mandate of tbe man— either the father 
or busband maklna the daughter or wife 
"ol>ey." It even shows tbe caveman domi- 
nating tbe female tbrougb superipr physical 
strength. The picture Is vitally Interesting 
and very well csst. William Slegman di- 
rected. He did real well, but tbe film Is too 
long. There appears to be unnecessary 
stretches of "psdding" and tbe usage of cer- 
tain details and tbeir subsequent extension 
could Just as well be ellmlnsted, cutting 
down tbe running time of tbe picture and 
enhancing Its value thereby. Tbe most spe- 
clflc Instsnee is In the subject's endeavor to 
Impress on the onlooker the fact thst the 
divorced William Gordon In remsrrying the 
actress. Marie Gibson, could not break Into 
society. There is even a scene showing where 
the couple go to Lonf^on and buy an "audi- 
ence" with the King end Queen. The opening 
•ectlons and the clo<*lna perioi are devoted to 
view of Governor Boyle and L<eut.-Guv. Sul- 
livan of .Nevada, and the Nevada state legls- 
Isture. also members of the Illinois vice and 
divorce commissions, Chairmsn O'Hsra, 
former lieutenant-governor, end Judge Kava- 
naugh, Chslrmsn illinolR Divorce Commis- 
sion : Chief Justice McCsrran. Nevada Su- 
preme Court, and rome prominent reftirm 
movement leaders, church heads snd lawyers. 
The story deals with the early love sfTalrs 
of two mine workers. William Onrdon and 
Hf^nry Blake. Each marries. Children bless 
each union. Gordon later becomes rich snd 
then tires of his wife, becoming Infaluated 
with an actress. Piske has his wife leading 
a dng'a life snd flnnlly deserts her. Mrs. 
Gordon snd Mrs. Blnke wind un in Reno 
where they obtain divorces. The Blakes' 
daughter then l>ecomes an important link In 
the story, the frirl, running away from a 
convent, and seeking theatrical work of her 
father who does not know her. not having 
seen bis daughter since she was a baby. 
Blake is shout to send her into a life of 
shsme irhen he learns the truth. I.nter. 
tboueh, he forces her Into an unwelcome 
marriage with a m«n the picture rnnkern have 
labeled MS a "baldlieaded vuttnre." Mother 
Blake effects a rescie of her dnuehter, with 
the grown dp Gordon bov aa«l«ring with a 
phvwlcal demonstration. The picture does not 
suffer for want of staging and there are 
numerous scenes showing the ni«>k«>rs have 
not been sfrafd of the expenditure.. The 
storv environment Is pretty r1o<>ely fol- 
lowed, especially the different home scenes 
as well BS the party affuln* vWen bv the rich 
clubmen. There is a "punch" and It drives 
home the truth dplly cropping out of the 
divorce court calendars. Many may declare 
that the word "obey" is not slways used In 
onr DH>dern marriages, bnt the fsct remains 
there are "poNoned marriages" and marri- 
ages that ahould never he performed but are 
Just the aarae. and for the^^e we have divorce 
courta and Reno. This picture should find 
easy booking. Jforilt. 



EVERT GIRL'S DREAM. 

Oretchen inne Caprice 

Jane Cumraings KIttena Reirhert 

^•rl Harry HMH-^rd 

H'llda Margaret Fielding 

Mra. Van Lorn Mamla Harris 

Mynheer De Haaa Dan Mason 

A rather unioue departure In prod"ctTon of 
features is "Every Girls Dr^am," a Fox pro- 
duction Btarrlng Jnne Caprice: acen«r1o hy 
>drlan Johnaon, directed hv Harrv Mlllar'^e. 
The Rcene« ere l«ld In plctiireaqne Holland The 
star la s little Dutch maiden. In wooden ahoes 
wide skirts, linen cap. etc. She la a foundling, 
reared by a ahrew. and her awepthearf la the 
young footer son of a poor widow. They go 
through the usual uneven path of true love until 
the finish, when It Is developed she la a prin- 
cess and he Is the Prince of Olenherg snd heir 
to a throne. A collie do^ playa a verv Impor- 
tant part In the proceedings nnd to duplet all 
this, what looks like a sporla! Dutch vIMa«c has 
been constructed. To he puro *»•«♦», t^x. t^. 
habltantR In other co'tumea. It mleht have 
been an old English vlllare. hut that's of no 
conaequence. The titles are nearly all written 
In execrable comedy rhymes, nn bad Indeed that 
the rhymater himself apologlKea at one point as 
follows: "We grant our rhvming here Is punk, 
to auch extent onr rhym«fer's sunk." In the 
end aa Carl Introduces Gretchen to his snt<|e<ti 
■a tbe future Queen and nretchen roll* n«if of 
bed. Very pretty UtUe story, asoelleotly done. 



VARIETY 



35 



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B. A. ROLFE presents 

The third of the Great Star Series 

ETHEL 
BARRYMORE 



in BASIL KING'S 

"The UFTED VEIL" 

A tremendous production adapted to tlie public 
demands of to-day. Directed by George D, Balcer 

in 5 Acts. 

Released September 10th 
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Marie Wal- 
camp's dare 
deviltry in each 
thrilling scene 
grips as mightv 
few plays, Both 
on the screen and 
the speaking stage, 
have the power to 
grip. Your patrons 
will wonder why 
she hasn't been 
killed in some 
of the hair-rais- 
ing chances she 
takes in 



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No "dumm j^ is used in any of the tcenet— Mim Walcamp 
actually "puIU off' the punches in penon. 

16 Weeks of Amazina Thrills 




Book 

•The 
Gray Ghosr 

with 
Prisciila Dtan 
Eddie Polo 
Emory Johnson 
Harry Carter 
Directed hy Stnart Paton 
The f U-st and only Sat Eve« 
Post serial stoi^ ever f Uoicd 



A tare money-«imfr. Take our word for It 

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In immediate touch with your nearest 

Universal Exchange, or UNIVERSAL 

FllJi MFG. CO., Carl Laemmie, 

Pres., "Tlie Largest Film Mfg. 

Concern in the Universe," 1600 

Broadway, New York. 



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Ghost' 

Has Been 

Booked for 

the Entire 

Marcus Loew 

Circuit 

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All of Asia except Japan. 

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ediatcly after Th£ Whip vvas released following itj sensational succcjr 
at tKc .Park Thearrc, New York, the United States entered the ^reat 
conditions were upset. The whip was withdruvvn. ButthemarKet 



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on the screen al . . 

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a ^reat picture for new territory. 

RcMeHSEQ . the mar\/elous success of The. vyHiP s$ a play in tht world capitals, 
two years in London, a ye^r in Ne»v York, spreading its fame around the ^lobe . 

RjE-H^HQiJi it has been a marvelous success as a picture in the territories 
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VARIETY 



37 



The Pussian Revolution 



Us Deal Origin 



RASPUTIN 




AN INVITATION ""^""^ 



extended to 



THE MOTION PICTURE TRADE 



to att€nd Jiff, iRA. U. LOWRV'S private presentation of 



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In eight parts 



F««i«w„a E. K. LINCOLN 

w"" BARBARA CASTLETON «."- ROMAINE FIELDING 

Story by CAPT. EDWIN BOWER HESSER 

<^t 10 o'clock Next Monday Morning (sept lo) 

at the BROADWAY THEATRE (Broadway and 41st street) 



38 



VARIETY 



OBITUARY. 

Lieut. Col. J. O. Orr, C.A.M.C, gen- 
eral manager of tlie Canadian National 

j'xiiiliition. ciit-tl Auk. ^? ^t liis lK)nie in 
Toronto of a complication of diseases. 

A. Gounon, French comedian, died 
AujJT. 2, af;c 51. He was playing within 
a few (lays of his demise in the Sousis 
at the Scala, Paris. 



James Thompson, age 66. one time a 
popular minstrel, died in Chicago re- 
cently. 

In Memory of Oar Dear 

Beloved Mother 

Died AafQst 26th. 1917 
SarviTed by Three Daoffhters 

MRS. CHAS. E. GRAPEWIN 

ORA B. CHANCE 

FANNIE CHANCE 



L. McAlpin, the Paris correspond- 
ent of the London Daily Mirror, died 
suddenly from heart failure, Aug. 3. 
Deceased, who was many years con- 
nected with the Daily Mail (Paris edi- 
tion) was well known to artists visit- 
ing Paris. 



IN MEMORY 

of my former partner 

BILLY FOGARTY 

ETHEL KIRK 



Gene Donner, a booker of small 
houses and chorus girls in the West, 
died Sept. 3 in Chicago. He was origi- 
nally an actor. Donner was struck on 
the head several years ago and of late 
had been out of his mind. 

Jack O'Brien, aged 46, uni. arried, 
member of the New York Protective 
Theatrical Union No. 1 for years, died 
last week of a complication of diseases. 
The remains will be shipped to Salt 
Lake City (his home). 



The mother of Kerry Meagher died 
in Chicago last week, aged 75. This 
is the third family loss Meagher has 
sustained in the past nine months, dur- 
ing which time his wife and father 
passed away. 

Sue Goodwin, an artist in vaudeville, 
died Aug. 12 at El Paso, Tex. Her 
death was recently reported to Variety 
by William Menzel, business manager 
for Raymond Teal. 



James Waldimer. 


known in stock 


ALEXANDER and FIELDS 


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THE 
ORIGINAL 


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Box-Car 


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Last Half 
Thit Week 
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circles in the middle west, died Au^. 

30 after a short illness from a compli- 
cation of diseases. He is survived by 
a wife and two children. 

Ida M. Howard, 62 years, theatrical 
costumer, died at the French Hospital, 
New York, Sept. 1, from injuries sus- 
tained by being run down by an auto- 
mobile early in the week. 

Mary Donnellon Flannery mother of 
William Jerome, song wriler, died Aug. 

31 of acute indigestion at her home in 
Goshen, N. Y. She was 78 years old. 

Philip W. W. Greenwall, 74 years, one 
of the founders of the Greenwall Cir- 
cuit of theatres in the south, died Aug. 
2b at his home in Fort Worth, Tex. He 
was born in New Orleans Nov. 6, 1843. 
In 1888 he opened the Greenwall O. H. 
at Fort Worth, later with his brother, 
Henry, forming the southern circuit. He 
is survived by Mitchell W. Greenwall, 
son, and his daughter, Mary Greenwall. 



BURLESQUE ROUTES 



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COLUMBIA CIRCUIT. 

(Sept. 10 and Sept. 17.) 

"AI Repvrs" 10 Palace Baltimore Md 17 Qayety 
Washington. 

"Behman Show" 10 Gayety Toronto 17 Qayety 
Buffalo N Y. 

"BcBt Show In Town" 10-12 Des Moines la 
17 Gayety Omaha. 

"Bon Tons" 10 Empire Newark 17 Casino Phil- 
adelphia. 

"Bostonlans" 10 Gayety Kansas City 17 Gay- 
ety St Louis Mo. 

"Bowerys" 10 Miner's Bronx New York 17 Em- 
pire Brooklyn. 

"Broadway Frollrs" 10 Majestic Jersey City 
17 People's Philadelphia. 

"Burlesoue Review ' 10 Empire Brooklyn 17 
Park Bridgeport Conn. 

'Burlesque Wonder Show" 10 Park Bridge- 
port Conn 17 Colonial Providence R I. 

"Follies of Day" 10 Gayety Montreal 17 Ehn- 
plre Albany. 

"Golden Crook" 10 Columbia Chicago 17-19 
Des Moines la. 

"HastlnRs Harry" 10 Casino Boston 17 Co- 
lumbia New York. 

"Hello America" 10 Gayety Washington 17 
Gayety Pittsburgh. 

"Hip Hip Hurrah' 10 Gayety St. Louis 17 
Star & Garter Chicago. 

"Howe Sam" 10 Corinthian Rochester 17-19 
Bastable Syracuse 20-22 Lumbcrg Utica 
N Y. 

"Liberty Girls" 10 Empire Albany 17 Gayety 
Boston. 

"Maids of America" 10 Gayety Boston 17 
Grand Hartford. 

"Majestic's" 10 New Hurtig & Seamen's New 
York 17 L O. 

"Marlon Dave" 10-12 Cohen's Newburgh l.l- 
15 Cohen's Poughkeepsle N Y 17 Miner's 
Bronx N Y. 

"Merry Rounders" 10 Jacques Waterbury 
Conn 17-10 Cohen's Newburgh 20-22 Cohen's 
Poughkeepsle N Y. 

"Million Dollar Dolls" 10 Orpheum Paterson 
17 Majestic Jersey City. 

"Oh Girls" 10 Star & Garter Chicago 17 Gay- 
ety Detroit. 

"Puss Puss" 10 Star Cleveland 17 Empire To- 
ledo. 

"Roseland Girls" 10 L O 17 Orpheum Pater- 
son. 

"SIdman Sam" 10 People's Philadelphia 17 
Palace Baltimore Md. 

"SiKht Seers'" 10 Gayety Pittsburgh 17 Star 
Clrveland. 

"Social Maids" 10 Grand Hartford 17 Jacques 
Waterbury Conn. 

"Some Show" 10 Gayety Buffalo 17 Corinthian 
Rochester N Y 

"Spelgel's Review" 10 Colonial Providence 17 
Casino Boston, 

"Sporting Widows" 10 Casino Philadelph.la 
17 Hurtig A Seamen's New York. 

"Star & Garter" 10-12 Bastable Syracuse 13-1.") 
Lumbcrg I'tira 17 Gayety Montreal. 

"Step Lively Girls" 10 Gayety Detroit 17 Gay- 
ety Toronto. 

"Sydell Rosp" 10 Olympic Cincinnati 17 Co- 
lumbia Chicago. 



"20th CantuiT Maids" 10 Lyrlo Dayton 17 

Olympic Cincinnati. 
"Watson Billy" 10 Qtijeiy Omaha 17 Oayety 

Kansas City Mo. 
"Welch Ben" 10 Empire Toledo 17 Lyric 

Dayton. 
"Williams Mollie" 10 Columbia New York 17 

Casino Brooklyn. 



AMERICAN CIRCUIT. 

"Americans " 10-11 Holyoke Holyoke 12-15 Gil- 
more Springfield Mass 17 Howard Boston. 

"Army A Navy Girls" 10 Empire Cleveland 
17-18 Erie 19 AshUbula Pa 20-22 Park 
Youngstown O. 

"Auto Girls" 10 Majestic Ft Wayne 16-17 O 
H Terre Haute Ind. 

"Aviators" 10 Garden Buffalo 17 Star Toronto. 

"Biff Blng Bang" 10 Gayety Milwaukee 17 
Gayety Minneapolis. 

"Broadway Belles" 10 L O 17 Gayety Balti- 
more. 

"Cabaret Girls" 10 Vlatoria Pittsburgh 17 
Penn Circuit. 

"Charming Widows"' 10 Lyceum Columbus 17- 
19 Cort Wheeling 20-22 Grand Akron O. 

"Darlings of Paris"' 10 Majestic Scranton 17- 
18 Blnghamton 19 Oswego 20-22 Inter Ni- 
agara Palls N Y. 

"Follies of Pleasure" 10-11 Erie 12 Ashtabula 
Pa 13-15 Park Youngstown O 17 Victoria 
Pittsburgh. 

"French Frolics" 10 Penn Circuit 17 L O. 

"Forty Thieves" 10 Lyceum Duluth 17 Cen- 
tury Kansas City Mo. 

"Girls From Joyland" 10-12 Warburton 
Yonkers 13-15 Hudson SchenecUdy N T 17- 
18 Holy(Ae Holyoke 10-22 Gllmore Spring- 
field Mass. 

"Girls From the Follies" 10-12 Orpheum New 
Bedford 13-15 Worcester Worcester Mass 
17 Olympic New York. 

"Grown Up Babies" 10 Savoy Hamilton 17 
Cadillac Detroit. 

"Hello Girls" 10-12 Cort Wheeling W Va 13- 
l.'> Grand Akron O 17 Empire Cleveland. 

"Innocent Maids" 10 So Bethlehem 11 Easton 
12-15 Majestic Wllkes-Barre Pa 17 Empire 
Hoboken N J. 

"Jolly Girls" 10 Standard St Louis 17 Engle- 
wood Chicago. 

Lady Buccaneers" 10 Gayety Minneapolis 17 
Star St Paul. 

"Lid Lifters" 10 Star Toronto 17 Savoy 
Hamilton Ont. 

"Mile a Minute Girls" 10 Englewood Chicago 
17 Empire Chicago. 

"Military Maids" 10 Gayety Chicago 17 Gay- 
ety Milwaukee. 

"Mischief Makers" 10 Gayety Philadelphia 17 
So Bethlehem 18 Easton 19-22 Wllkes- 
Barre Pa. 

"Monte Carlo Girls" 10 Gayety Baltimore 17 
Trocadero Philadelphia. 

"Pace Makers" 9-10 H Terre Haute Ind 17 
Lyceum Columbus. 

"Parisian Flirts " 10 Century Kansas City Mo 
17 Standard St Louis. 

"Orientals" 10 Olympic New York 17 Gayety 
Philadelphia. 

"Record Breakers" 10 Star Brooklyn 17 Gay- 
ety Brooklyn. 

"Review of 1918 " 10 Empire Chicago 17 Ma- 
iestlc Ft Wayne Ind. 

"Sept Morning Glories" 10 Howard Boston 
lt-19 Orpheum New Bedford 20-22 Wor- 
cester Worcester Mass. 

"Social Follies"" 10 Empire Hoboken 17 Star 
Brooklyn. 

"Some Babies" 10 Gayetv Brooklyn 17-19 
Warburton Yonkers 20-22 Hudson Schenec- 
tady N Y. 

"Speedway Girls" 10-11 Blnghamton 12 Os- 
wego 13-1. *> Inter Niagara Falls N Y 17 
Garden Buffalo. 

"Tempters"' 10 Trocadero Philadelphia 17 
Majestic Scranton Pa. 

"Whirly Girlie Girls" 10 Star St Paul 17 
Lyceum Duluth. 

"White Pat" 10 Cadillac Detroit 17 Gayety 
Chicago. 



LETTERS 

Wk«n aradtaff fer asafl t» VARIETr, 
•adreee Mall CUrk. 

Wkere C follows name, letter (• la 
Variety's Chicago office. 

Where S F follows name. letter it la 
Variety's San Fraodseo oilce. 

Advcrtlaiac or drctdar lettera will 
not be listed. 

P following name indicates postal, 
advertised once oaly. 

Reg following nam* iadlcatss regis* 
tared mail. 



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LETTER LIST 



Adair Mlsa Persls 
Adams Mrs A P 
Adams Frank 
Adams Helen N 
Adams Marjorle 
tAdlsr Bart 
Adlar Chas J 
Adroit * Burton (C) 
Alaxander B T 
Alexander Manuel 
Allen Bessie 
Allen Prank 
Allen Gertrude (P) 
Allen Ida 

Allen « Moore (C) 
Amedla (C) 
Amoros ft Mulvey 
Anderson Mabelle 
Andrews Mrs W P 

(C) 
Anglin Rachael (P) 
Anson Joe (SF) 
Antler Trio 
Arnold Dick 
Artols. Mrs Walter 
Aster Bdlth 
Ayres Mr ft Mrs 

Chas (C) 

Baker Buddy 
Baker Mildred 
Bannan Chas 
Barnes Oene C 
Barnes John (C) 
Barney Violet 
Barr ft^ Everett (C) 
Bartlett Quy 
Bassford James (C) 
Batchelor Billy (C) 
Beard Billy 
Beck B 

Bell Jessie (C) 
Bender Masle 
Bennett Sam 
Bemle Lewis 
Bertrand Eudoxle 
Billings Josh 
Bimbo Chas (C) 
Bird Margaret (C) 
Black John 8 
Bllssard Alice 
Bollinger Dolley 
Bond Harry A 
Boyne Hatel 
Brady Jack (C) 
Brooks Olga 
Brooks Wallle 
Brown All>ert 
Brown Dorothy (P) 
Brown Geo N (C) 
Brown Gertrude 
Brown Jessica 
erown Pearl 
Brownie Morris (C) 
Browning Bessie (C) 
Browning ft Denney 
Bruce Jyfadge B 
Burke Jacqueline 
Burlington Four 
Burnett W W (P> 
Bums May A Lilly 
Bu rows A B (C) 
Burton Chas 
Burt Jack 
Buttner Mr 



Caldwell Betty 
Callahan Marie 
Calvin ft Thornton 

(C) 
-Caplane ft Wells 
Carin Catherine (P) 
Carlson Violet (C) 



Carmen Bernard 
Carter Joe 
Castlebarg Jos 
Gates Band 
Cavanaufh Dick 
Cedars Mabelle 
*Chlef Ragle Horse 
Chief Eagle Horse 

(C) 
Claire Sidney 
Clause ft RadcUft 
Clayton L 
Cleveland Marie 
CllfT Mrs 
Cliff Genevlve 
Clinton Mr ft Mrs 

Coates Lulu 
Cohan 8 L 
Cole Geneva (C) . 
Conway Jack (P) 
Cook ft Handman 

(SF) 
Cooke M B 
Copeland Mrs S (C) 
Corbett 8elma 
Cornell Helen 
Cosgrove Cleo 
Coulton Dolly (C) 
Cox Flo 

Crawford R Clay 
Croft Irma 
•Crowl Chas 
Curran Thos A 
Cuthbert Mr 



Dalley Madeline 
Darcey Mrs Harry 
Darling Eva (4 Darl- 
ing Girls) (C) 
Darling Lee (SF) 
Darling Miss Bobble 
Davis Flo 
Davis Mary M 
Davis Mr (Blind 

Pianist) 
Dawson Frank 
Deerie Helen 
DeHoUls Wm (SF) 
Dempsey Jack 
DeTrlckey Coy (SF) 
De Welse Jennie 
Diamond Beatrice 
Dodge Billy (SF) 
Dolliver Mrs C P 
Donaldson Phyllis 
Dorney Dolly 
Dom Anthony 
Dorsch A 
Dosa Billy (C) 
Douglas Gertrude 
Drew Beatrice 
Duchle Tiny 
Dufault Ethel 
Dunlap F E (C) 
Dunne John W 
Dupree Mrs L 
Dusey V P (P) 



Earle Dorothy 
Edward T 
Egan Geo 
Bldrldge Clara 
EUlotU Walter J 
Ellis Frank 
Emmerson Harry 
Emmy Madame 
Errlco Joe 
Errington Myra 
Evans Grace 

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Faber Earl 
Fagan Mr ft Mrs B 
Fagan Noodles Co 
Fallenlus Margaret 

(C) 
Faye Elsie 

Fay Miss Billy (Reg) 
Fay Miss Billie (C) 
Faye Bud (C) 
Fellows Bffle M 



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"Daintiness de Luxe" 
AMERICAN NOW 

REPHE8ENTATIVB 

Mark Levy 



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WALTER WEEMS 



Royal, New York (this week, Sept. 3) 



wish to thank those kind friends who wished me well on my opening 
at the Royal. I can't buy space big enough to name them all. 



Maryland, Baltimore (next week, Sept. 10) 



VARIETY 



39 



HARRY WEBER Presents 



CHAS. D. 



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Ferguson Frank 
Fern Alma 
Pern Harry 
Ferry Mrs W J 
FllBon A Erroll 
Finn Wm 
Flake Fern 
Fitzgerald Jay (C) 
Flock Jack 
Florence Mabel (C) 
Follette A Wlckd 
Fontaine Azalea (C) 
Ford Mary 
Ford Mr Clem (C) 
Fosterbury ft Stlnsell 
Frances Beverly 
Francettl Miss F E 
Francetti Peggie 
Francis Milton 
Freda Stephen 
Freeman Moe (C) 



Gangler Jack 
Garvey Lester 
Gascolne Cleo 
Gasper Marie 
Gates Eleanor 
George Edwin 
Gluntlnl Mrs E 
Gluntlnl Poppy 
Qlass Myrtle 



Glase Mina 
Glover Claude O (C) 
Gordon Al 
Gordon Bert 
Goulding Edmund 
Gray Little Harry 
Greene Miss F H 
Greene Mrs Harrison 
Green berg L 
Green W D 
Grey Clarice 
Grey Miss D 
Gross Jeanevieve 
Guy Arthur Jr (C) 
Guyer Victoria 
Gwyne ft Fossette 

H 

Hadge J C (C) 
Hale Frank 
Hall Maye 
Halls Frank L 
Halprln Geo 
Hanlon Herman (C) 
Hannon Wm T 
Harcourt Cliff (C) 
Harlan Kenneth (Reg) 
Harmon ft White 
Harper Mable 
Harris Ellnore (C) 
Harris Kitty 
Harris Pauline 



The COX FAMILY SEXTETTE 



U. B. O. 



Direction, 

ALF. T. WILTON 



Harris Sam B 
Harris Sam ft Ooldle 

(C) 
Harvey ft Co 
Hasson Allie L (C) 
Haydn Pred ft Tommy 
Haydn Tommy (P) 
Heck G W (C) 
Heaeman Whitey 
Hefnemagel Josle 
Hill Will 

Hillyer Evelyn (P) 
Hite Agnes (C) 
Hollaway Geo (C) 
Hollinquist Vie (C) 
Howard B June 
Howe V Walter (C) 
Hoyt ft Raymo 
Hoyt Add 



Ideal Miss 
Inakeep Carlos 
Intem'tl Girl (C) 
Irwin Flo 
'rwlr Harry 



Jardon Dorothy 
Johnston Albert ft J 
Jolice Miss M P 
Jordan Gus 
Josephs Mrs Jack 
Judge Patsy (C) 

K 
Kaiawe S M 
Kaufman Oscar (C) 
Kaye ft Belle 
Kays Plying (C) 
Keane Miss P (C) 
Kearns Mr ft Mrs J 
Keech Kelwin K 
Kelly Nora 
Kendall Evelyn (C) 
Kendrick Jo 
Kendrick Miss P 
Kennedy Harold 
Kennedy Vic 
Kenny Billy 
Keno ft Green 
Kerry Fred 
King Gus 

King June ft May (C) 
Kingsley Geo 
Klrkwood Billie 
Krampe Ben J (C) 
Krouse Emma 



La Londa Lew 
Lamb ft Morton 
Lament's Cockatoos 
La Moyne Rose 
Langley Jack 
Lathrop J B 
La Venere 

Lawrence Gertrude B 
Lawrence Miss Lou 
Lawrence Miss Lura 
LeClalr Maggie C (C) 
Lee Frank (C) 
Lee Jack 
Lee (Moe) George 

(C) 
Leever Lew 
Le Pevre Jonnle 
Leighton Chas (8F) 



Leonard Jean 
Le Roy Hilda 
Le Roy Vic 
Lesslg J B (P) 
Levino Dolph 
LeViva Miss (C) 
Lewis Dolly 
Lewis Geo 
Leyland Irene 
Levie Wm (C) 
Lldelli Jack 
Lockhart Koba M (C) 
Loftus Mr ft Mrs L P 

(C) 
Loftus Raymond (SF) 
Longfeather Joe (C) 
Lorenz Myrtle 
Lowe Montrose M 
Loweree Ed (C) 
Lyie J 

M 

Mabel ft Malfe (C) 
Madison ft Monroe 
Mains Elsie (C) 
Mallory Burton 
Manly Emory 
Manning Leonard C 
Mann Dolly 
Mantley Clay 
Marion Bert (C) 
Mara Great 
Marsone Jas (SF) 
Martin Miss 
Marwig Olga 
Matthews M 



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rs D 
(Reg) ^ ^ 
Mayorga Louise 
Mayor Y Soto 
McCready D (C) 
McDonald Ralph (C) 
McGlnnis Florrle 
Mclntlre Mrs H C 
Mcintosh Peggy 
McLean Pauline (C) 
McNaughton C 
McPlke Henry G (SP) 
Meade Ada 
Medlln Matty 
Meehan's Dogs 
Meehan Jimmy (P) 
Mells Aerial 
Melvem Babe (C) 
Melrose Bert 
Melrose Ida 
Melvem Babe 
Mennetti Eddie 
Merrick Joseph 
Miller Florence 
Mills E C 
Miner Kenneth 
Miskow Carl 
Monroe Lucille 
Montgomery Billie 
Moore Harry (P) 
Moore Scott 
Morehouse D (C) 
Morrlssey Grace 
Morton Ed 
Morton Lillian 
Murdock Japple 
Musgrove Samuel 
Myers Miss Ray 

N 
Naogalre Mrs M 
Neale Arthur 
Nelson Caroline 



Newport Hal 
Newport Hal (C) 
Nome Bob 
Norwood Ed (C) 



O'Brien Mrs W 
Oliver Jlmmle 
O'Nell Bobby (P) 
O'Rourke Mr ft Mrs B 



Palmer Betty 
Psrr Lena (C) 
Patsy Leah 
Paul Master 
Payne Miss P (C) 
Pearce Edna A 
Perkoff Arthur Mrs 
Perley Prank (C) 
Peters Lillian (Reg) 
Piedro Sgr. 
Plsano A Bingham 
Polk Jack 
Pollack ft Jeanetfe 
Prescott Jack (SP) 
Primrose Mr & Mrs G 
Prince Mike 



Quealy A Flnlay 
Quinlan Harry (C) 



Rader John (C) 



Raines Elmer 
Randolph Jane (C) 
Raymond Jack (C) 
Raymond Lillian (P) 
Redding Eugene 
Regan Tommy 
Relchardt Irene 
Rice Bros (C) 
Rice Helen (C) 
Resists 

Reynolds Harrington 
Rlcardo Besslo 
Riley Joseph 
Rio Violet 
Ritchie W E 
Roberts Bobby (Reg) 
Roberts A Ververa 
Roberts Miss liobble 
Roberts Mrs Joe 
Robldeux Eugpne 
Robinson Eunice (C) 
Robinson Norelne (C) 
Roeders Hans (C) 
Rose Harry 
Ross Lew 
Rothenberger Ed 
Rorhert Howard 
Rowe Madeline 
Rowland Adele 
Russell A O'Neill 
Russell Mrs Robert H 
Ryan John A 

8 
Sahaya (C> 



(C) 



Salvator (SF) 
Samuels Miss Rae 
Sandberg Harry 
Sans Pearl 
Santell The Great 
SSareno Madam (C) 
Sather Al (C) 
Scheppe Cbas 
Schrlner Jos A 
Scott John 
Senla A Marion 
Seymore A Williams 

(C) 
^hoeban Tom 
Sheldon Van D 
Sbobe Gladys 
Sill Wm Raymond 
Sinclalre Mrs R B 
Smith R T 
Smith Tom R 
Smyth Al H (Reg)(C) 
Snyder Hud 
Snyder Thos 
Soli M B 

Spencer A Williams 
Stelger Bessie 
Stephen Murray 
Still Babe 
Stirk Cliff 
Stoddard Marie 
Bluric Prrtrl 
Storys The 
Story R 
Sylveetor (Comedian) 



Talford Ruth 
Tanaka Hatsu 
Taylor Jack 
Taylor James 
Teela Peggy 
Terry Walt 
Texas Helen 
Trxico Chas 
Thoma Edna 
Thornton Anna 
Tonge Lucy 
Tumer Gladys 



Vain Muriel 

Van Camp Jack (C) 

Vaughan Ethel 

Vaughan Katherine 

Vlrden Lew 

Von Trott ft Morrison 

W 

Wagner Mrs J P 
Waldo Bros 
Walker Nancy 
Wallace Morgan 
Walrod ft Zell 
Walseys Three 
Walsh Violet 
Ward Arthur P 
Ward Harry (Dutch) 
Ward Sam 
Warrington Geo 
Webb Maudle 
West May (C) 
Whatte John 
White's Circus 
White Louise 
Whiteside Ethel 
Wilbur Bunny 
Wllkerson Pearl 
Williams Griir 
Williams Herbert 
Wilson Billy 
Wilson Lew 
Wilson R 
Wilson Wm 
Wolf W A 
Wood Miss Maurice 
Woodforth Mrs Harry 
Wyatt May (P) 



Younger Jack 
Young Ernest 
Young Hadon 
Young Joe 
Young Merwing 
Young Minerva 



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Rlvlnla Park closed Labor Day, with con- 
certs by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and 
operatic bills, both afternoon and evening. 

Mel Stolz, the Shubert representative for St. 
Louis, was In town Inst week. He had been 
vacationing amid the Michigan lakes. 

Ed Dutton. who managed Mcnio Moore's 
"Little Miss Up to Date" last season, Is elec- 
trician at the Avenue. 



Ed FrankRcn, formerly stage manager of the 
Englewood, is now holding a similar position 
at the Avenue theatre. 



(Mrs.) Lillian Lambert, who until several 
montbH aKo was assisting Ernie Young, the 
ticket broker, gave birth to a daughter last 
week. 



CORRESPONDENCE 

Unleaa otherwise noted, the following reports are for the current week. 



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Clalro Keating, formerly of Golding and 
Keating, who was for a time in Australia 
appearing there in musical comody, Is now 
with "The nest Show In Town" on tho Colum- 
bia burlesquo wheel. 



Mnrtin Deck and Mort Singer Journeyed to 
Nrw ()rl«!anH, starting away on Friday last and 
KoiuK northward to St. Louis In time for the 
opiMiing of thu new Orphcum thero on Mon- 
day. 



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Elaine Ivans stepped Into the role of the 
Irish maid In "Upstairs and Down" at the 
Cort when Qraro Valentine withdrew to Join 
"Lombardl, Ltd.," Saturday. Hazel Turney 
did not go Into the part, as at first reported. 



"Col." mil Marshall, the Buttcrneld house 
manager who dt-scribcs his Job as that of 
"selling vaudeville In Hattlo Creek," has sent 
out another phamphlet of advice to vaudeville 
managers. It Is called "Give Much and Re- 
ceive More." 



Several vnudoviUhins are reported to have 
been Injured In a train wrerk at Evansvlllo. 
Ind., last wf-» k when almost every member of 
a baseball team was hurt. No exact Informa- 
tion as to the extent of the performern' In- 
juries was obtainable early this week. 



Fred Lowonthal regaled several of his as- 
sisting attorneys with a pet wheeze, recalled 
with the local appearance of the Darnum & 
Bailey circus. He paid that John Dunny was 
with the show and when given a reply that the 
former film comic was deceased, he remarked 
that was also true of Messrs. Darnum and 
Bailey. 



Feist's Chicago representatives have formed 
their own "revue," led by Flo Jacobson and 
Zes Confrey, giving a free show In the various 
cafes and picture housfs and makln? the 
rounds In autos. Each one of the entertainers 
Is Introduced when a Ptop Is made and each 
does an Individual stunt, in fldJitlon to con- 
certed song numbers. 



John Demerest of Demerest and Toilette 
had an unpleasant experience while trolllnp 
for flflh In a lake near Sprlnqflel 1, III., last 
week. His hook eauRlil In the elothinR rf the 
two CummlnRs boys, nj;ed four and seven 
years respectively, who had been missing for 
several days. The ln<ls were drowned, al- 
though there was no explanation as to the 
causo of the tr.icedy. 



Frank MeCoy, ptnc^ manncer of the Chi- 
cago company of 'Turn tn tlie Hli;ht," who, 
though a blonde, in known «^ "th<' pyi)sy," 
was presented with n «"rf of ftnlf clubs by the 
etaee rr»'W at Tohan's CirruMl Inst we<"k. One 
of th« crew, however, rrillid nftiMitioh to the 
fact that while the cUi^s were >:ood looking 
and all that, Frank did coualderablo cotcr- 
talnlDf at night. 



Frank Jacobi, th« enlisted son of "bowle 
knife" Abe, was one of 08 members of the 
Iowa National Guard selected to go to France, 
there to learn the Intricacies of trench war- 
fare. This is one of various groups of men 
being sent overseas by the government, the 
Idea being that they will return after mas- 
tering the lessons and instruct the main bodies 



of flglitlng men who would thereby be suffl* 
clently trained to go into the front line im- 
mediately upon arrivtfl in France. 



Granville English, pianist for the Kouns 
sisters, who was reported drafted, is again 
with the act. He enlisted with the naval re- 
serves here and was granted a furlough. 



RITA BOLAND 

SONG SKETCHES 

By EVELYN BLANCHARD 

Touring Orpheum Circuit 

Direction, MAX GORDON 

Weeks Sept. 7-14 — Orpheum, Los Angeles 

San Francisco "Call" said: 

First honors went to Rita BoLnnd, who "did a single" in 
stage parlance, entertaining the packed house alone with "song 
skeichcs" that brought out an unusual talent by this chic young 
wouKin as a mimic and charncler artist. No belter was her 
ability evidenced than by a single song which she interpreted as 
it would be sung by various characters. 

San Francisco "Bulletin" — 

Rita Roland is a comedienne seldom equaled. 



The naval head here advised English that it 
would bo all right for him to tour the Or- 
pheum with the act, as he might not be called 
for a year. Later on the same day of en- 
listment, he received of&clal notice that he 
had been drafted, but us he is enlisted, the 
draft does not include him. 



A pacifist gathering, with most of the in- 
dividuals coming from Wisconsin, where a 
convention was attempted but failed to ma- 
terialize because the governor of that state 
ousted them, descended on Chicago last Satur- 
day. Police here broke up the meeting on 
that day, but on Sunday they held meetings, 
it being said that Mayor Thompson, who Is 
perhaps the most unpopular executive In the 
country, had ordered the police to protect 
them. Word was sent to SpringflcId and CTov- 
ernor Lowden ordered out the troops to dis- 
perse the "doves of peace." The papers allude 
to the mayor as 'Komernd Dill." 



Joe Dennet, manager of the Chicago office 
of Shaplro-Dernsteln. reports a really comic 
situation created when he applied for a room 
at an nth class hotel In a small Indiana town 
last week. Joe was on a motor trip and upon 
drawing Into the town discovered a country 
fair had attracted the whole countryside and 
accommodations were at a premium. So he 
plckfd out the said hotel and asked for rates. 
The clerk quoted $.'i per day. Joe asked to 
see the room which hrousjht a quirk reply 
from the clerk, who said, "Oh, no you don't. 
If you see it you won't take it. That's been 
done to me before." 



Lou E. Roystcr, manager of "Make Your- 
self at Home." was held up by bandits last 
week, while nearing the L station on 47th 
street. Five men In an auto were operating 
without Interference. Their attention was 
distracted by the approach of an L motor- 
man, whom they also robbed and attacked. 
Roystcr lost sixty cents, the highwaymen 
missing a wallet containing $,'»0 which he had 
In hl« ve«5t Thny may hnvo hcon the ?ame 
f|uliit(lt*» who killed two factory ni<'s«eni;ers 
and Kot away with a payroll of $S.n00. One 
of the lattrp bandits was captured In his 
home, which was surrounded by severnl hun- 
dred police who engnp'-d In rifle attack. 



ArDITORIl'M (\\. M. .lolinson, mgr.).— 
"The Italian Paftle Front" (lllm) ; held over 
until end of week, provoking considerable in- 
terest. 



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COHAN'S GRAND (Harry J. Ridings, mgr.). 
"Turn to the Right " i'.Hitx and Qnal wcok), 
starting on tour Saturday, after establlbblng 
fine record ; "Captain Kid, Jr.," opeof^ Sunday. 

CORT (U. J. Hermann, mgr.). — "Lpsialra 
and Down " (3d week), going very big. 

COLUMBIA (F. A. Parry, mgr.).— "Step 
Lively Girls" (Columbia) (burlesque). 

CROWN (Ed. Rowland, Jr., mgr.).— "Rock 
of Ages" (stock). 

ENGLEWOOU (J. D. Whitehead, mgr.).— 
"Revue of 1018" (burlesque) (American). 

EMPIRE (Art Moeller, mgr.).— "The Auto 
Girls" (burlesque) (American). 

GARRICK (Wm. Currle, mgr..— "The Thir- 
teenth Chair ' opened Sunday. 

GAYETY (Robt. Schonecker, mgr.).- "This 
Bin. Blng, Eang" (burlesque) (American). 
ILLINOIS (R. Tlmponl, mgr.).— "Pals First" 
(4th week). 

IMPERIAL (Will Spink, mgr.).— "Going 
Straight" (International), this Is the play 
said to hold a plot very similar to "Turn to 
the Right." 

LA SALLE (Nat Royster. mgr.).— "Oh Boy" 
(3d week), big hit. 

NATIONAL (John T. Barrett, mgr.).— "A 
Daughter of the Sun" (International). 

OLYMPIC (Abe Jacobs, mgr.).— "Parlor, 
Beilroom and Bath" (l^d week), big demand; 
a hit. 

PRINCESS (Will Singer, mgr.).— "Good Bye 
Boys," opened Saturday ; should develop Into 
good attraction. 

POWERS— Dark; Otis Skinner In "Mister 
Antonio;" starts Monday. 

STAR AND GARTER (Wm. Roche, mgr.).— 
"Best Show In Town ' burlesque (Columbia). 

MAJESTIC (Fred C. Eberts, mgr.: agent, 
Orpheum ; rehearsal 0..'{0). — Capacity Labor 
Day matinee and even a fringe of faces 
peered down from the top boxes ("four 
high") upon the proceedings. It was a typical 
holiday bill, and the entire sbow. of high 
calibre, went over In holiday style, 'every- 
thing" seemed to be present save acrobatics. 
Comedy there was aplenty, and * then there 
was the contrast of the dramatic In "Some- 
where In Mexico" as presented by Donald 
Brian and his assisting players. The mati- 
nee Idol was the headllner, but they seemed 
more Interested In Doifald than his act. 
That was proven when Brian appeared In 
"one" just after Duke Cross had started his 
new single In following spot (next to clos- 
ing) and helped Duke out. Cross had started 
kidding Brian's turn, -which was the cue for 
Donald to enter and ask Duke where he got 
off since It might be tough wltbcvt tBe as- 
sistance of the petite Lois Josephine. Cross 
said he'd get away with It, which proved 
true Btncc be walked off with the hit of the 
bill. Cross uses a pianist (Ted Shapiro) and 
sings ditties, with occasional comments. Two 
of them (and there were six or more) were 
patriotic. One of the latter seemed to be 
in the punch class and Is on preparedness, 
being called "Let's Be Ready." Cross stood 
on a little shelf placed beyond the footlights 
to deliver it, and the results were all jLhat 
could be asked for. He was encor^rf^rfe- 
peatedly, and while his songs did i)/t seem 
possessed of unusual merit there Is something 
about the way Cross does them that gets the 
house. During one of the en;'ores, John Saln- 
polls, a featured member of the Brian ad's 
cast, also projccttd himself In "one," siUl 
in the makt-up of Pancho Villa, and when 
Cross started In to do "Gunga Din," Sain- 
polis shot him down, Just as he had done 
Brian a few minutes before. That stuiiC, too, 
tickled the house. Result : another encore. 
Very close second to Cross In the size of hit 
won was Margaret YounK, a songstress, on 
fourth, and slmllnrly nothing unusual In 
voice nor numbers was displayed. Just the 
same Miss Youner, who makes a very nice 
appearance, couldn't seem to give the house 
enough of hrr wares two of which were dia- 
lect son^s. Seven numbers In all comprised 
hor nsslRnment — thr'^e earned enrores. Hazel 
Moran, a sort of feminine Fred Stone, ns far 
as rope throwing Is ' concerned, opened the 
sbow cleverly. She claims to be the only 



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BENSON 

Booking entertainment in all Chicago hotels and 
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throughout the ruD of the bill In flatterlnf 
quuiitltles. It was also a patient house, alnoe 
there was no Rtint in applause when the ahow 
Duticeably slowed up after the first half of 
th» shnw bsfl hppn rnmpletnd. At that th« 
somewhat lengthy bill approached the Palace 
Btundard. Conroy and Le Mairo headlined, 
this being the first of a two-wcclc booking at 
this houflc. Next wcelc they will offer "The 
New Physician," but for the current week they 
regaled with "For Sale a Ford," which 
proved a surefire laugh, in spite of the fact 
it Is admittedly not so really enjoyable aa 
some of their other pieces. This pair of 
popular comedians hare in Tlew a new act to 
be ready about the middle of November. It 
with touch on a humorous conception of re- 
cruiting and Is the work of a new author. An- 
other comedy act that went for a sure hit 
was on directly ahead of Conroy and Le 



woman who Is able to spin nn STi-foot rope. 
Fillx BcniBrd nnd Eddie Jnnl^, In the fancy 
dro<'8 of Engllflh school boys, stepped Into a 
hit from second spot with thflr violin and 
pinno routine. A bit of nifty stei)plng by 
IJornard at the finish was of conflldcrablo 
lii'lp. Harry Ilolman and Co. offend "Adum 
Killjoy" In third spot and It was rnjoyod. 
UllM'lt'S of Inughtor Invariably followed Hol- 
man's abruptly humorous telephone greetings. 
Mr. Holmnn really "mikes" the act. Fau- 
monte nnd Arnold with "Thp Perprantee" 
snme number five. It Is a bright offerlnu; but 
the dancing In "ono" nt the close won the 
plaudits, and here the Blender Mist. Rcau- 
ninnto diaplayeil her grarc and ability In the 
necnmpllHhment of lofty klrklng. .Ilmnilo 
Iluaney, assisted by William Worsley, fol- 
lowed, dallying Just '2'A minutes. As seems 
usunlly the case with their nonsense called 
"The Fox Hunters," a good d^al of laughter 
resulted. Worsley is singing a patriotic num- 



ber and so Is Jlmmle, only bis Is of t-ur- 
lesque. The closing turn, "Dream Fantasies," 
as presented by Cleveland Hronner and two 
girls, also consumed 'J.'t minutes, which made 
the show late. The act is entirely too long 
for such a spot, but oven though some wnlke^l 
out. the majority stuck to the end. Perhaps 
It was because the crowd was In holiday 
mood and perhaps they wanttd to see wlal 
It was all about. "Dream Fantasies" Is a 
curious mixture of fllmy hangings, filmier 
cosfumrs, liberal flashings of bare logs, dances 
and subdued, colored lights. Eleven "num- 
bers" were programed. No doubt It was 
nrtlsfl". bnt anyway the house remained. 

PALACE (Earl Steward, mgr.; agent, Or- 
phoumK — The house was sold out before the 
doors open<d Monday night, which marked 
the seennd week of vaudeville at the Palace. 
Ordinarily the audiences here are a very 
friendly body, but the holiday crowd was 
extraordinarily so, spilling Its appreciation 



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Mme. CHUSON-OHRMAN 



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NOW PLAYING 
ORPHEUM THEATRE, BROOKLYN 



Representative, M. S. BENTHAM 



Malre. Cooper and RIcardo with their comic 
Bkit, "Ah. Gimme the Rlnj?." Miss Rlcardo's 
efTorts are natural and she certainly gets 
results. Alan Brooks, who unprotltably at- 
tempted to niak«' a throe-act play from his 
"Dollars and SonRe" early this summer and 
spent a numt>er of weeks In this city with it, 
reappeared with the vaudeville version as 
the feature of the bill. The act was on seventh 
and won enough applause to warrant Brooks 
making a curtain speech. In It, however, he 
did not allude to the earlier visit, at the Gar- 
rlck and then the Princess, and bis remarks 
were quite the opposite to those then ex- 
pressed regarding the local crltlca In the lat- 
ter house. Ray G. Hullng with his "clown 
seal" gave the show an excellent start. The 
aquatic comic with Its playing of musical 
bells and nose Jupgling of various sorts of 
balls, was very amusing to the house. Mc- 
Mahon. Diamond and Chaplow occupied No. 2. 
delivering the bWVs first hit. Thl- In splt« 
of the fact that Miss McMahon could not ap- 
pear Monday night, she having "pulled" a 
leg ligament at the matinee. But Maurice 
Diamond more than made good for the trio 
with his remarkable exhibition of the most 
dlfflcult of Russian dance steps. This act, 
even In Monday night's form, might have 
speeded the latter portion of the show had 
It been placed there. D'Avlgneau's Chinese 
Duo was third." the house falling for It strong. 
The singer of the pair billed as Kwong Chang 
certainly didn't look like a Chinese, and Is 
really an Italian. And when he sang "Pagg- 
llacrl' In his native tongue, It was a tlp-oft. 
Nevertheless the house sure boosted the vocal 
efforts. Fook Lok. however, Is "Chinee," and 
he too won a big hand with a piano selection 
anything but brilliant. Helen Trlx and Sister 
Josephine were sixth, with Helen's original song 
numbers, and before the girls were finished 
they had won the house. Mike Bernard, who 
has been sojourning In a local outlying caba- 
ret lately, was allotted the next to closing 
spot, which he held down with purprlslng 
streneth, going for a hit. The house Insisted 
on Mike giving an encore. "The Five of 
Clubs" closed the show, at first causing specu- 
lation as to what It was about. But when 
the men got down to rapid fire club manipu- 
lation they held strict attention, for theirs Is 
a clever routine. 

GREAT NORTHFTRN HIPPODROMP: (Andy 
Talbot, mgr. ; agent. W. V. M. A.).— Few 
people were In the l^oop until afternoon on 
Monday. It havlne been I.Abnr l>ay, but those 
who ventured forth hied themselves to the 
pop shows, for the sun was not In evidence 
and the weather far from warm. At that the 
early shows at the Hipp were a nit »iii<ler thr- 
usiitil. as expected on holidays. The day shift 
portion of the bill managed to reach the 
average, and at least two acts wooed heslthy 
applause, whlrh, however, cannot bo entirely 
blamed on the fact that the house was In 
holiday mood. Lillian Morley and the Mc- 
Carthy Sisters placed In the keystone (fourth) 
spot, delivered the show's hit at the second 
performance. Their offering consisted of a 
song routine. Miss Morley being especially 
apt and pleasing In her delivery. The sis- 
t<rs too won favor with their numbers, effect- 
ing a harmony at times, and one essaying a 
bit of comedy. "Grey and Old Rose," a danc- 
ing rouiile. niso did nierly. They have 
tastefully staged and dressed their turn along 
orlKinnl lines. Both make nn < xecllfnt ap- 
pearance, espefl.nlly the girl. Dave \'lne and 
I>ola Tempi'', in burlesque last srnson. oecu- 
pierl next to closing spot with a "nut" rou- 
tine, which nnuised the house and delivered 
some mui'h needed lauchn. The Tyrnlcnn 
Trouhadors. a novelty singing quiritrtte. holding 
one iniile voico. clos-d the sliorv well. All nffcct 
native peasru\t co'-t iiitu', and throuchout moat 
of the wfirMliif thire is n note of vodellrii; 
which ;i1w;iy^: «<! m to !)<■ \v<-1f ome, ntid which 

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Min'^tpcl M.iii " t-'cttiiin f;i|r returns, hut iip- 
pif'tifiy tf)o (|ii;<t fcr tiie Hipp. The HnxlM. 
Willi cornf'Iy acrohut Ics were In second spot, 
dolip-' f:ilrly. Cnoiu' ;iii(l Mn<y, a ''lilnese 
,.niit,in v.ifi ;i turn fr'uri' d simllnily u^ thiit 
of Harry Hnw'n. opened the show, fining w ■ 
ceptiiMc. It i- reported tint to he a coiiy 
ti't, bill Haw lias a far cla'^slcr turn. 



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ORPHEUM (Fred Henderson, gen. mgr.: 

agent, direct). — Ordinary program this week 

considering some of Its recent predecessors. 
Leona Lamar. "The Girl with the l.(K)0 Eyes," 
topllnes, and In addition to holding Interest, 
mystified the large gathering with the appar- 
ent ease In which the "code" Is connected. 
The girl gave them much to talk about, which 
eventually helps box office return*. Spencer 
and Williams were placed next to clofllng, 
and with their comedy talk and business col- 
lected favorable returns. Katherlne Gray 
made a good appearance, employing only 
popular numbers In her repertoire. While 
her voice Is not exceptional, she "sellB" her 
songs well and with a good pianist registered 
nicely. The Frances White Imitation could 
l>e greatly Improved. The Lovenherg Sisters 
and Ncary Erothers offered a new routine for 
the coast and scored a hit. William Gaxton 
In "Kisses" repeated well. Charles Olcott 
scored the hit of the show, temporarily hold- 
ing up proceedings with his own composition, 
an Italian patriotic number, Ralph Dun- 
bar's "Maryland Singers," also a holdover, 
closed the bill nicely. The Royal Italian Trio 
epened. displaying well trained voices, but 
exhibiting a lack of vaudeville experience. 

PAN'TAGRS (T. J, Cluxton, mgr.; agent, 
directs. —"The Mimic World" held the topllne 
spot on the bill this week and built up the 
show to some strength. Felix Is the big fea- 
ture, gathering the best returns of the cast 
with Chas. Havlgan as Oscar Hammersteln 
getting In the second honors. The girls work 
well and sing nicely. Abrams and Johns In 
"When Hubby Realizes" were well liked. The 
pair are coast favorites and had little trouble. 
The Lamplnis opened with their comedy turn 
and gave the program a good start. Jo» 
Roberts Is an excellent banjolst, but could 



Improve his appearance with tome effort. 
Smith and McOulre, two girla from "The 
Mimic World" tarn, held the second apot and 
did well In that position. Holmes and Holmea 
were billed, but failed to appear. 

HIPPODFJMK.— Louis London, a" character 
singer, landed the bill's honors with a nicely 
arranged specialty. Mme. Marlon and Co. 
offered a protean act, the rapid changea pull- 
log applause. The skit did reasonably well. 
Delmore and Moore won laughs and closed to 
a fairly big hit. Bandy and Fields of the 
"old school" of dancers did fairly well. Dady 
Army of comedy acrobats closed the show to 
laughs. The house enjoyed the usual big 
business. 

CORT (Homer P. Curran, mgr.). — Blanche 
Ring In "What Next?" (2d week). 

COLUMBIA (Gottlob A Marx, mgrs.).— 
"Here Comes the Bride" (2d week). 

ALCAZAR (Belasco A Mayer, mgrs.). — 
Richard Carle In "1916 Cohan Revue" (last 
week). 

CASINO (Robert Drady. mgr.; agent, Ack- 
erman A Harris and W. V. M. A.). — Vaude- 
ville. 

WIGWAM (Jos. F. Bauer, mgr. : agent, 
Ackerman A Harris and W. V. M. A.). — Van- 
devlllc. 

PRINCESS (Bert Levey, lessee and mgr.; 
agent. Bert Levey). — Vaudeville. 

CASINO. — In comparison with previous 
weeks, the Casino last week presented an ex- 
ceptionally good bill. Business was slightly 
off, perhaps due to the local car strike, al- 
though It might partl7 be attributed to the 
recent siege of mediocre bills. The Ambler 
Bros, were delegated to the opening position 
and should receive due credit for some daring 
ladder balancing, and for their otherwise good 
display of showmanship. It is without doubt 
the best opening act the house has held. Leo 
Fllller Is a street violinist, quite capable upon 
the strings, and was enjoyed. Jerry and 
Oretchen O'Meara offered a protean skit in 
which the man impersonates various char- 
acters cleverly. The woman at the piano Is 
an excellent foil and describes in an able 
maner the different characters In song while 
he makes the changes off stage. Thev proved 
a decided hit. Stewart's Revue consists of six 
girls and four men who sing in an ordinary 
manner and employ a number of old bur- 
lesque comedy hits. They also Included in 



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HUDLER, STEIN and PHILLIPS 

IN ORIGINAL 

"STEPS OF HARMONY" 



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Direction, "SEE-ESS" 



their comedy a number of "wires." B. J. 
Moore, the Gabby Trickster, was next to clos- 
ing and provided sufficient entertainment 
through the fun derived from an excellent 
plant dressed as a messenger who comes unon 
the stage, to depart well enough rewarded for 
his efforts. While no fault can be found with 
his tricks, the majority of the auditors were 
unable to appreciate htm through ihost of 
his work being confined to the front section 
of the lovter floor. Merlan's Dogs closed the 
show In big time form. 

Last week the Elks arranged an entertain- 
ment and smoker for John Morrlssey (for- 
merly manager of the local Orpheum). a 
popular personage on the Coast. Many of t>*e 
acts appearing In local houses contributed to 
the festivities. 



Lou Jacobs' Musical Comedy i./0. suddenly 
brought its engagement to a close at the Ma- 
jestic last week. But 15 days of a six weeks' 
contract were completed. It Is doubtful 
whether the company will disband. Poor busi- 
ness practlcallv was the cause, and may b? 
directly placed against the car strike, which 
caused many riots within the vicinity of the 
Majestic. The ho**«e will resume Its former 
picture policy. 

Bert Meyer, former assistant manager, has 
been announced as resident manager of the 
local Pantages house. 



Ernest Orth, former sir-day bicycle rider 
and at one time partner of Bobby Walthour 
during his short theatrical engagement. Is 
now connected with Oantner A Mattern. the 
Coast manufacturers. He personally handles 
the entire theatrical department. 

Pat Kerwln has been added to the local 
Forster Music Pub. Co. staff. 



Frank Snowden, Coast representative for 
Shapiro-Bernstein, has gone east on a busi- 
ness trip, leaving Arthur Bean In charge dur- 
ing his absence. 



Matt Keefe has been engaged by Sid Orau- 
man to appear at the Strand for two weeks as 
a soloist. Orauman intends adding regular 
talent to his picture policy. 



Dick Stanton, Fox director, spent part of 
his vacation here. 



The latest addition to the Ackerman & Harris 
circuit is Stockton, opened successfully Aug. 
20, the house having been redecorated and 
seated, with a capacity of 1.300. Mark LIchter 
is manager. The house will play the regular 
A. & H. road shows of six acts. 



"The Lone Wolf" proved so successful to the 
Orauman's at the Strand It has been held 
over for a week. 



Joe Cohen, the Honolulu magnate, presented 
a floral piece to Marc Klaw upon the opening 
of "Here Comes the Bride" at the Columbia. 
It represents a proscenium arch with a map of 
the new K. & E. territory in the centre. It 
received some publicity In the dailies. 

From present indications the local stage hands 
will probably receive the demands they made 
upon the managers a few months back. A set- 
tlement may be reached on the basis of 50 
per cent, of the Increase demanded by the stage 
carpenters and electricians, and the full amount 
of $1 per day increase will be granted to the 
remainder of the stage crew. A final conference 
will be held next week. According to advance 
information, everything points towards a set- 
tlement being reached. 



ATLANTIC CITY. 

Dy LOriH CLINE. 

Arthur ilopklna production (Western com- 
pany) of Claire Kummer's three-act play, 
"Good QraclouH Annabelle," was the holiday 
attraction at the Apollo, and the big Board- 
walk crowd took to the delightful comedy 
exactly as did the theatregoing publlp of New 
York, Boston and Chicago. The delightful 
piquancy of the situations, tbr> cleverness of 
the dialog and the audacious nalvette of Anna- 
belle, together with the unctuous comedy of 



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The New Comic Sensation 

"She's Back Among the Pots and Pans Again" 

Introduced for the first time at Keith's, Boston, this week by 

Kate Elinore sf Elinore and Wiinams 



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KATE ELINORE 



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mark, that podcstrlans had difficulty In mak- 
ing any progress along tbe famous Board 
Walk. Many slept In the open air pavilions 
Saturday and Sunday night, and special de- 
tails of police were placed to watch over tbe 
crowds UHlng these Improvised accommoda- 
tlonB. From $10 to $r>0 for the night was 
offered owners of private bouses for sleeping 
accommo<Iations by visitors who bad neg- 
lected to mako reservations at tbe hotels. 
Some even begged for the opportunity Of 
sleeping on porches, and the beach was tbe 
bed for hundreds of people. Lines leading to 
restaurants In every section of the city 
stretched for nquares, and by Monday noon a 
broad famine threatened, with tbe result that 
the bakers were called to work to provide (or 
the hungry. 



Also pubKshers of GEO. M. COHAN'S "OVER THERE," Daly and Cool's 
"COTTON PICKIN' TIME IN ALABAM," Bert Hanlon's "HE'D RUB, 
RUB, RUB HIS LITTLE LAMP," and Bill Jerome's "COME ON 
O VER HERE, IT'S A WONDERFUL PLACE" 

th« slavey, go to make this play one of the 
delights of the season. While tbe cast Is 
now without Lola Fisher and May Yokes, yet 
Iiabelle Lowe, as Annabelle, possesses a cer- 
tain ingratiating charm: and Lydia Dickson, 
aa Lottie, the under-cook, Is the closest ap- 
proach to Mlaa Yokes' work seen in this 
city. Ralph Bunker plays Wimbleton. the 
millionaire. Fred Nicholls Is James Ludgate, 
the butler, John Trevor Is Rawson, Robert 
Raimer is Harry Murchison. The balance of 
the cast included William Paige. Robert Cap- 
ron. Frederick Arthur, Russel Morrison, How- 
ard Brooks, Frederick Netherton, Claire 
Spencer and Qladys Brooks. Robert Edmonds 
Jones' setting for the play are In good taste 
aad exceedingly artistic. Miss Kummer's 
second play— "Annabelle " is her first— "A 
Successful Calamity." in which William 
Gillette was starred last fall, had Itr pre- 
miere In this city, and while "Annabelle" is 
not nearly so clever in satire, it is an amus- 
ing little comedy which thoroughly enter- 
tains. 

KEITH'S (Jules Aronson, mgr.).— The bill 
this week is beaded by tfora Bayes, booked 
because of the phenomenal business Keith's 
did on the occasion of her former appear- 
ance two weeks ago, when she broke the house 
record formerly held by Eddie Foy. Miss 
Bayes topped the Foy figures by almost $1,- 
2QD, and at the opening performance Labor 
Day the cantatrlce played to a capacity audl- 
eqce. Miss Ba^es is singing several of her 
old songs, and she Introduced several new 
ones for Iter return engagement. Irving 
Fisher is Miss Bayes' assistant, while Harry 
Akat accompanied at the piano. A novelty 
was In tbe act which introduced Princess 
Wlilte Deer, a full-blooded Mohawk Indian, 
wttb Oskomen, and a tribe of Indian braves. 
T|e Indian maiden offered a musical singing, 
tribal dancing act that proved one of the 
beet opening acts at this theatre. The scenic 
production was novel and interesting. Jim 
Toney and Ann Norman appeared In a humor- 
ous skit entitled "You Know Wliat I Mean." 
Archer and Belford had their skit, "The New 
Janitor." Moore and Gerald pleased with 
artistic bits of variety. Frank Fay, the 
monologlst, amused, and Dupree and Dupree 
with an artistic cycling act closed the bill. 



OFiO\A/IM tJ 

BABY" 

The Greatest Laughing Show on £arth 

with the somewhat different singing comedian, LOU POWERS, 
supported by clever entertainers, including a chorus of picked 
peaches. 

LEFFLER & BRATTON 

Knickerbocker Theatre Bldg., New York 



The surf was particularly rough Labor Day, 
and over a hundred bathers were rescued by 
the life Ruards. At one time, In the vicinity 
of the Stei'l Pier, 34 peop'r were rescued In 
ten minutes, and the life boats, which were 
fori ed to climb mountain high waves, were 
rldlnf? ns low as the gunwales with the 
roBcued batborn. However, there was not a 
drowning recorded all day. In fact there has 
not been a bather drowned all season, which 
record Bpeaks volumes for the red sblrted 
heroes of the surf. 



Napoleon was a scream as a BABY. 
He will be a riot as a big school BOY. 



P'rancls X. Hope, of the Cohan A Harris 
officeH, picked up a block of wood in the 
Hurf yesterday around which was tied a piece 
of <'Mrdboard with the penciled message: "8. 
S. Bessie Y. l.'^O mlloH off Snndy Hook slnk- 
Irvg. Come qukk." InveHtlgatlonn as to 
whether th« mesnagc wnn a bather's prank or 
whether It waa authentic arc under way. 



The final Hippodrome bill of the season at 
the Million Dollar Pier Included "Do Your 
Bit," a novel playlet dealing with the present 
Food Problem, by Nell Twoomley, Burns and 
Foran. Artols Brothers, Florence Tlmponl. 
Samoeen and DouglaH, Emmet V/oich Min- 
strels. Final week for Dawson's Dancing 
Dolls at the downtown pier. 



The Nlion closed for the season with a big 
vaudeTllIe show. "Katlnka" did splendid 
business at the uptown legitimate house, as 
did "Rambler Rose" at the Apollo. 



Sunday night Jules Falk, violinist, and 



Vera Curtis, grand opera soprano, will be the 
assisting soloists at the Martini festival con- 
cert In tbe Steel Pier MuhIc Hall. CIccollnl 
sang his farewell concert Sunday evenftig, 
Sept. 2. Murphy's American Minstrels, now 
playing their 20th season on the Steel Pier, 
will be the attraction until the latter part of 
this month. Signer LombBrdI and Slgnora 
Naro, character singers, will close their en- 
gagement this week. 

.TiiiiuH E. Aronson, who made hi.s cntranco 
into local theatrical business ut Ihc be(;:ii:ili:K 
of this season, has succeeded In placing 
Keith's vaudeville house In the success class. 
Aronson* booked the house himself, and by 
the excellence of the bills he has succeeded in 
breaking all house records. Tn fact Keith s 
theatre has had the most f^lowinR ..easoii of 
Its career. The Sunday nieht business, here- 
tofore meagre, has been of the sell-out va- 
riety for the past several weeks. Sunday, 



Sept. 2, all of the 2,200 seats were sold, and 
standing room was at a premium. This Is 
the grst time this has happened since the 
house was built. Mr. Aronson will close the 
theatre Sunday night, Sept. [), and will re- 
turn to the Alhamhra, Philadelphia, where 
for the past two years he has succeeded In 
putting over two of tho biggeHt seasons the 
Quaker City theatre has ever enjoyed. 



Leon Wescott. former aiiditor of the Stanley 
Company of Philadelphia, and at t^resent 
financial representative of a company who 
are promntliiK a chain of restaurants In Chi- 
cago, was an ov<<r Sunday visitor. 



John PouKherty, staRo manager of the 
Nl.xnn theatre, was tendered a surprise party 
Ht the last ixrformanco of "Katlnka," at the 
theatre Sunday night. Dougherty, who re- 
cr'tifly r'nlisted, received a comfort kit for 
use In the field. 



Jerry Hoban, cartoonist of a New York 

n« wsp.iprr syndicate who was hero ov<t the 
wefk-<'iid for a varatjon, rcsi umI a \vtiiu;iii' 
bather on I>abor Day. Ilohan turned the 
woman over to the hospital tent physli Ian for 
treatment. Site revived after one hour's use 
of tile lung motor. 



All previous Labor Day records for crowd.s 
in Atlantic City Were shattered here. So 
dense was the throiiR, estlinatid by railroad 
statlBlicians to be close to the hulf million 



Two youthful millionaires from tho west are In 
this city, each in (juest of a wiff. They are D. 
('. Livingston an(l Julius C. Livingston, of 

■I';il:;;;. Ui;l;;. '!!:•• yfi;::;« r.u-i: !;ave truT 
trrit t)ir«, (Mil f»f whojn .1 K I.I vliu''^f "n, (ami* 
to Atlantic City f(»iir yiars ago and whllr? 
li'Tf he tnet Dorothy S( hwartz, dnngtiter of 
tlie head of the Sr hwartz Iron and Steel 
Works of St. Loiii'^. It was lovi- at llrst sight, 
and two Wf<ks aft'T tlie rn-'fliig young I.lv- 
Iml'sIoii took his Itrldf ha< k to Oklahoitia. 
Another hrolhcr. Ilh liard, anxious to follow 
In his brother's fooi'-i. im can'i'- hepr tn AuftUnt, 
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VARIETY 



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artist's compsnlon In art- -a sculptor — she 
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Miss Sanderson Is given a much larger speak- 
ing part In this new musical comedy than she 




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has ever had before, and her work Is splendid, 
but the dearth of song numbers was the means 
of nullifying her otherwise excellent perform- 
mance. 

When Cawthom la on the stage the per- 
furmuDL-e Is humorous and ran smoothly on 
the opening but otherwise the per- 

foroMiace dragged along slowly until almost 
eleven f^rty-flve. 

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possesses a pleasiug Tolce and maqly person- 
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BALTIMORE. 

Bt FRANCIS D. <>*TOOI.E. 

MARYLAND (F. C. Scbanberger ».— Bill 
unusually good one, with Ray Samuels, 
styled the Blue Streak of Vaudeville, aa the 
headllner. She succeeds In putting her anngs 
across with exceptional wit. Dooley and Sales' 
again back with a new line of fun. Paul 
DIrkey and Co. In the "Old Master," Walter 
Browrr, Renee Florlngy, Collins and Ifart, 
Selma Braatz. 

FORD'S (Chas. E. Ford, mgr.).— Film. 
"The Spy." with Dustin Farnum. It has a 
strong appeal to patriotism. 

NIXON'S (Chas. Throop. mgr.).— John 
Lawrence and Co. head the bill. Cahill and 
Romaine. Carmclls and Adole, Eddie Hastings. 

HIPPODRO.ME (Geo. McDermItt, mgr.). — 
Operatic Sextet, Fox and Cross, Breakaway 
Barlows. Lanlgan and Tucker, Bud and Nel- 
lie Helm. 

GARDEN. — A musical comedy and feature 
film. 

PALACE.— "TIello America." 

GAYETY.— "Mischief Makers." 



BOSTON. 

ny LBIV LIBBEY. 

KEITH'S (Robert O. Larsen. mgr.; agent. 
U. B. O.).— The Dolly Slstera, headllners. 
opened the regular seanon with a '^rash, and 
playing to a (urnaway Monday. The art con- 
sisted of dancing and coatumcH. Kate Ellnore 
and Sam Williams rerelvcd big applause on 
their return to Boston, Kate carrying the 
act as UHual, although her feeding partner 
took a chance at the piano. Swor and Avey 
scored big on their old blackface Fluff, al- 
though Swor Is beginning to feel the lack 
of new gaga. The two-hnnded dumb poker 
game was a knockout, coming as a welcome 
relief to the Bert Williams pantomime classic 
that has been worked to df^ath. Bert I^alle 
and Co. In "Hogan In Mexiro," the noisiest 
Hogan slang number he has yet used. A lit- 
tle soft pedal on some of the work of the 
east would make Leslie stand out far better. 
The remn!nder comprised Cfeorne and Lily 
Garden. Foiir NIghtons, Joseph Browning and 
theNovelty Clintons. 

BOSTON (Charles Harris, mgr.; agent, IT. 
B. O.). — Vaudeville and pictures. Excellent. 

BIJOU (Ralph Oilman, mgr.; agent, U. B. 
O.).— Pictures. 

BOWDOIN (Al Somerbee, mgr.; agent, U. 
B. O.). — Pop and pictures. Excellent. 

ST. JAMRS (.loseph Brennnn. mgr.; agent, 
Lopw). — Pop and plrtiireB. Good. 

OI.OUE (Fr.Tnk Meagher. mgr.l.— Loew 
Hloek. using 'The Girl 1 Left Behind Me." 
Beginning to pick up, getting much of the 
old John Craig stock patrons from the old 
Castle Square. 

ORPHFI'M rvirtor .T. Morris, mgr.; agent. 
Loew). — Pop and plefures. Excellent. 

SCOLLAY OLYMPIA (James J. McGuIn- 
>'<««, niKr.).— Pop and pictures. Good. 



GORDON'S OLYMPIA (Frank Hookailo, 
mgr.). — Pop and pictures. Excellent. 

PARK (Thomaa D. Sorlero, mgr.). — Pic- 
tures. Big. . 

MAJESTIC (E. D. Smith, mgr.).— The Fox 
feature, Aim. "Jack and the Beanstalk," opened 
Labor Day afternoon, billed for a single week. 
There is a rumor that Fox has bis eye on (his 
house for picture productions with a long- 
time lease from the Shuberts. 

SHUDERT (B. D. Smith, mgr.).— Last week 
of "His Little Widows." Fair. 

PLYMOUTH (E. D. Smith, mgr.).— Emma 
Dunn in "Old Lady .31." Opened Labor Day. 
Aparently In for a run. 

WILBUR IE. D. Smith, mgr.).— Sixth week 
of "Oh Boy ' going strong. 

PARK SQUARE (Fred E. Wright, mgr.).— 
Last week of return engsgemcnt of 'Canary 
Cottage." Next week brings "Good Gracious 
Annabelle," also for a return booking. 

COLONIAL (Charles J. Rich, mgr.).— 
"Have a Heart" going along nicely, the re- 
turn of Billy B. Van to his original role 
strengthening the production materially. 
Zlegfeld's "Follies" underlined. 

HOLLIS (Charles J. Rich, mgr.).— Second 
week of "Here Comes the Drlde," with busi- 
ness picking up as production is whipped into 
shape. 

TRETMONT (John B. Schoeffel. mgr.).— 
"Turn to the Right" opened Monday night and 
will probably remain here for a run. 

BOSTON OPERA HOUSE (Lawrence Mc- 
Carty. mgr.). — Opens .next Monday with Henry 
Savage's 'Every Woman" at a |1 top. 

COPLEY (George H. Pattee. mgr.).— Henry 
Jewett's English Players are on their l.'Uh 
consecutive week In "The Man Who Stayed 
at Home," business having been so heavy 
that the house could not close for alterations 
as had been planned. Seats are now selling 
four weeks In advance, after which the run 
will terminate In order that the seating ca- 
pacity can be changed. 

CASINO (Charles Waldron, mgr.).— Stone 
and Plllard's Show. Big. 

GAYBTY (Thomas H. Henry, mgr.).— Mol- 
He William's "Own Show." Excellent. 

HOWARD (George E. Lothrop, mgr.).- 
"Girls from Follies." Capacity. 

BUFFALO. 

BY W. VAN ORSDELIi. 

Monday. Labor Pay, marked the ofTlclal 
opening of the theatrical season, and it opened 
with a flourish. Several theatres that hare 
been dark ror weeks reonened. one under a 
new name, and several of the big houses 
started their season. BufTalo theatre-goers 
will also be treated to two premlerea In suc- 
ceeding weeks at the Teck. •Js'tffv Darlln" ' 
will be offered there for the first time on any 
stage during the week beginning Sept. 10. The 
following week Ralph Coi.nor's "Skv Pl'nt" 
will have Its premiere at this theatre. The 
following attractloi s hold the boarda this 
week, most berinning with matinees: 

TECK (John Oshel. manager ).—" You're in 
Love " to almost capacity house and scored 
heavily. 

MAJESTIC (Millard Cornwall, manager).— 
"A Little Girl In a Big City." Business good 
at opening, and the crowds pleased. 

SHEA'S (Henry Carr, manager). — A well 
balanced vaudeville, topped by Blossom Sec- 
ley At Co. in "Pe»>l«'y'«» Syncnnntrwi Studio"; 
Olive Briscoe, good; Lydell and Hlgglns, Bnrrv 
Girls. Grew. Pates and Co.. Eddie and Birdie 
Conrad. Five Metzettls. Witt and Winter, news 
pictures. Good crowds, well pleased. 

LYRIC— Opening of a regular vaudeville 
season headed by the "Broadway Boys and 
Girls" In musical comedy successes: Harold 
Yates. Jacques and Clark. Cliff Bailey Duo, 
Helen Scott, McNally and Co., Russell Quin- 
tet. Fair business at opening; went away sat- 
Isflod. 

STAR (P. C. Cornell, mirr. >.— I^st week of 
fii:n-ir.Kr st(^ck hy the Bonsleile Comi)nny. 
First three days "The Professor's Love Story." 
followed with "DIvorcons," after which the 
regular winter season will open with "Turn to 
the Right." 

OARPEN (Wm. Graham, mrr ).— "The Lid 
Lifters," headed by Johnnie Weber. New show 
with some new talent. Crowded house at 
opening. 



OLYMPIC (Wm. Graham. mgr.).— Pop 
▼audevlile, topped by "Marcelle." short musi- 
cal comedy featuring Blllle llibbitt and Eddie 
Malle: 'Whlllpo-Huston Co.. Nelson Duo, The 
Austins. Guy Bartiett Trio. Businesa good. 

ACADAMY (Jules Michael, mgr. ». — Vaude- 
ville and picturea Bill headlined by Adelaide 
Carr; Douglas Fairbanks in "Wild and 
Wooly" film for flrst half. Business fair. 

SHEA S HIPPODROME. — Douglas Fair- 
banks In "Down to Earth." Capacity business. 

Rl ALTO— (Formerly Family). — Remodeled 
and opened with flrst run photoplays. Busi- 
ness good. 

FRONTIER. REGENT, STRAND, ELM- 
WOOD, KEITH'S.- Films. 



Hundreds of Buffalonlans are planning mo- 
tor trips lo Rochester this week ft)r the an- 
nual American Horse Show. Domeujos. loop- 
the-loop aviator, la scheduled lo give exhibi- 
tion flights daily. 



Earnest Flelschmann. manager of the Mol- 
tobia Gardens and proprietor of Fleischmann's 
Restaurant, a popular .Main strept place, spent 
last week in New York, negntiailitg for some 
Broadway eulertaloment for his cabaret. 



Burlesque shows that have made Buffalo this 
season have utiually arrived here three or four 
girls short. The result is that several down- 
town cabarets have been drafted from to All In 
the ranks. Cabaret men estimate that not 
less than fifteen of their performers have been 
taken during the past three weeks, and bur- 
lesque advauce men are acting as scouts. 



Crystal Beach, one of the most popular lake 
resorts around Buffalo, will remain open un- 
til September !.'>, the management announced 
several days ago. Other lake resorts are 
closing dally. 



Carnival Court. Buffalo's largest city 

amusement park, announces It will continue 

business until snow flies. This has beeu one 

3f the most popular places in the city dur- 
ing the summer. 



CINCINNATI. 

By H. V. MAIITIN. 

McMahan and Jackson oiTer a prise of $25 
for the person suggesting the best name for 
their proposed picture theatre, to be built at 
Sixth and Vine streets, on the site of the old 
Gifts engine house. 



Herman Newman, once chief of the Cin- 
cinnati Salvage Corps, and later a lecturer 
in flim theatres, was again committed to 
Longview Insane Asvlum Aug. 'M). Newman 
escaped from the institution about a year 
ago. 



Three Yiddish plays were presented at the 
Jewish Settlement by a New York company, 
under direction of Leo Largman. Sept. 3, 4 
and 5. 



Mrs. Grace Glazier Gordon, l.'?2:? Vine street, 
this city, filed suit for divorce. Aug. 29, 
agalifst Eugene F. Gordon, charging he forced 
her to sing in picture houses and give the 
money to him. 



Attorney Louis Sawyer has Issued a state- 
ment declaring the shooting of Adeline Rees, 
former dramatic teacher and now city man- 
ager of a picture supplies company, by IWHl- 
dred Buachle. Sawyer's stenographer, Aug. 0, 
was done without provacatlon. Sawyer re- 
mused to say anything about the case until 
Miss Rees was out of danger. "The weapon 
with which the shooting was done, and that I 
had had on my desk for years, was taken by 
Miss Buschle and used agslnst one abso- 
lutely Innocent and without any cause what- 
ever," said Sawyer. 



Who says a union has no heart? Well, sir 
you're all wrong in the case of the musicians' 
union. For itroof of this statement, the doubt- 
ing one Is referred to the good deed of Joseph 
SIbey. chairman of the committee named hv the 
Cincinnati mu»»iclans to m««et with theatre man- 
agers regarding the strike which l« now raging 
in one-step time. SIbey nofiflcd Btjsinesa Man- 
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VARIHTY 



47 



TWO GENIUS 



ON THE STAGE 




BELLE BAKER 



Making 

Each Other a 

Success 



The talk of the bill at the Riverside Theatre, New 
York, this week. 

The papers proclaim Belle Baker's gowns ^Vonder- 
Cul creations." This set of wardrobe is only one 
of many we have created. 



OFF THE STAGE 




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House, that a truce would be declared and as 
a result the Graud would not have to open 
its season without an orchestra Sunday night, 
September 2. And as the Initial attraction, 
"Dew Drop Inn," is a musical show. Aylward 
would have been sadly embarrassed without 
the orchestra. 

However, hostilitlee were suspended only 
until the end of this week. Next week "The 
Birth of a Nation" will return (or a two weeks' 
engagement. By that time it is believed a 
satisfactory contract can be arranged. 

daHas. 

BY GEO. B. WALKER. 

MAJESTIC (C. VonPhul. mgr. ; W. V. A.). 
— Good bin headed by a dance revue. 

JEFFERSON (R. J. Stennett, mgr.; Pan- 
tages). — Opened last week with excellent bill 
and good attendance. 

HIPPODROME (Eleanor Black, mgr.).— 
Still continues vaudeville policy, but will 
change to musical comedy for winter season 
latter part of this monthj Bills and business 
good. 

OLD MILL (E. H. Hulsey, mgr.). — Cbas. 
Ray in "The Clodhopper" (film), good busi- 

QUEEN (E. H. Hulsey, mgr).— Geo M. 
Cohan in "Seven Keys to Daldpate" (film), 
excellent business 



Duslness Is excellent in all theatres, partly 
accounted for by the number of troops being 
concentrated here. 



One of the aviation camps has been located 
at Dallas, which, with the troops already 
hero, should insure prosperous times this 
fall, particularly in the amusement line. 



Gwendolyn Hunt, a local dancer of some 
fame, Joined the danco revue at the Majestic 
last week. 



Tho profession In Reneral, and particularly 
In Texas, is mourning the death of Colonel 
Phil Greenwall, who for the past 30 years 
has been actively connected with theatricals 
In this state, having established the first ahd 
only circuit of legitimate theatres in Texas. 
Hia interests will be looked after for the 
time being by hia daughter, who has prac- 
tically had charge of his affairs for the past 
few years. 



DETROIT. 

BY JACOB SMITH. 

TEMPLE (C. G. Wlilinma, mgr.).— Nellie V. 
Nichols, featured ; Jessie Rusley and Co., 
Stampede HIdera. Lyons and Yosco. Randegger, 
pianist ; Kennedy and Burt, Dancing LaBars. 
Guardamlth Bros. 

OKPHBTM (Tom Ealand. mgr.).— "Pombard- 
ment of Rhelms." Mavel Farrar, Harry Jol- 
son, Cameron and Howland ; also pictures. 

REGENT (Tom Ealand, mgr.).— Large 



crowds. Opening of new policy under direc- 
tion of C. H. Miles, new lessee. Vaudeville 
program as follows : Ollrain and Dancing 
Girls. Three Rosellas, Anne Kent. Pederson 
Bros.. Frazer, Bunts and Harding, Hal 
Stephens and Co., Frank Bush and "They're 
Off" (film). Prices 25-35-50 at night. 15-25. 
matinees. Three shows dally Saturday, Sun- 
day and holidaya; otherwise two shows only. 

MILES (Paul DullU. mgr.).— "Rich Girl- 
Poor Girl" sketch. Big Four, Ward. Bell and 
Ward, Transfleld Sisters, Senate Duo, Three 
Stan tons. 

GARRICK. — Regular season opened 3 with 
"The Bird of Paradise." 

OPERA HOUSE.— "His Bridal Night," fol- 
lowed by "PoUyanna." 

LYCEUM. — Regular season opening with 
"Her Unborn Child." 

GAYETY.— "Behman Show." 

CADILLAC— "MlllUry Maids." 

"Kitty Darlin" comes to Garrick week 17. 
"Show of Wonders" return engagement week 
10. 



Two trainloads of prominent Chicago the- 
atrical men attended opening of Palace, Flint, 
Aug. 30. This house, owned by W. S. But- 
terfield, will play split week vaudeville. 



. LOS ANGELES. 

BY GUY PRICE. 

Mabel Baker, prima donna with "Pop" 
Fischer's musical comedy company at the 
Omar, was attacked In her room by a straifge 
man and beaten so badly that she is dying 
in the county hospital. The police have sev- 
eral clues, but as yet have been unable to fix 
the crime on any person. Ann Montgomery 
Is filling In for Miss Baker. 



John Steven McGroarty will close bis new 
play, "Jan," at the Little theatre, and after 
a week's rehearsal will take it on the road, 
touring the coast cities. Mr. McGroarty baa 
made a number of changes in the play since 
the premiere. C. M. Pyke, who was ahead 
of the Mission Play, also written by Mc- 
Groarty, is manager of the tour, and L. H. 
Lubrecht is acting secretary and treasurer. 



The wife of Eugene Lewis, scenario writer, 
died suddenly in childbirth. Fellow scenario 

writers acted hh palllir-.Tror.s nnA the husband 
and fatber-in-Iaw uciivcieu lao fuiiuiai 'julo- 
gies. 



Joseph Montrose, general manager of K. & 
R.'a western circuit, will return from San 
Francisco the latter part of the week to start 
rehearsals for "Under Pressure," the second 
stock production to be made under the new 
regime. Mark Klaw is still in the north 
watching the performances of "Here Comes 
the Bride." 



L. E. Behymer baa gone north to arrange 
several concert engagements for Trinity Audi- 
torium. 



The "Cinderella Man" is in its third big 
week at the Morosco, with indications of a 
fourth week. 



S. Morton Cohn, lessee of the Burbank, will 
go to New York next month. He is now In 
Portland. 



Ed. O'Neill, of Seattle, Is now manager of 
Clune's Broadway. 



MILWAUKEE. 

BY P. O. MORGAN. 

DAVIDSON (Sherman Brown, mgr.).— "Pot- 
ash and Perlmutter in Society" to big sea- 
son's opening. 9, "Very Good Eddie." 

MAJESTIC (Clarence Bennett, mgr. ; agent. 
Orph.).— Jos. B. Howard and "A Musical 
World Revue," George Kelly and Co., Golet. 
Harris and Morey, Jim and Marion Harkins. 
"Terplschorean Evolutions," Ed Morton, 
Dyer and Coyne. Excellent. 

PALACE (Harry E. Billings, mgr.; agent. 
W. V. M. A.).— Old Soldier Fiddlers. "The 
Fashion Shop," Bert Howard, "A Seashore 
Flirtation," Frances and Wilson, Mabel Fonda, 
Trio; last half— Tameo Kajlyama, "Maids of 
Killarney," Anderson and Golncs, Viola Lewis 
and Co., Sparks All and Co., Walsh & Bent- 
ley. 

MILLER (Jack Yeo, mgr.; agent. Loew). — 
"Luminous Butterflies." Old Homestead 
Octette, Dixie Harris and Variety Four, Jed 
and Ethel Dooley, Charles Gibbs, James Teddy, 
Xylophone Futurists, Leever and LeRoy. Fine. 

SHUDERT (B. Niggemeyer, mgr.; agent. In- 
ternational).— 'Her rnborn Child" in second 
week to gratifying business. 0, "Little Miss 
Innocence." 

(TAYETY (Charles J. Fox. mgr.; agent. 
American). — I^dy Buccaneers and Mermaida 
and Diving Ilcautles. Good. 8, Bfff, Bang 
Ding Co. 



Probably no other event of the kind can sur- 
pass the Wisconsin State Fair, which opens at 
Milwaukee Sept. 10 for days, for such a 
varl^ of free attractions. The list includes 
Louis Gertaon, aviator; Fearless Greggs, 
simultnneoua automobile looping; Gruber's 
A?:injnl«», r"'>npni.'pd ; Knri E>)p**n Troupe. 
tuiiitWiiirt; Al (;oltiu Troup»«, i'crfilan" acro- 
batics; Five Frerea Do Kock, Belgium acro- 
bats; Six rornallaa, cycling: Rosa Rosalind, 
esqueatrlcnne ; De Carno. l<>0-foot waving 
polf ; Thalrro'a CIrcua. horaea, monks and 
do^H ; Stirling nnd Marguerite, acrlallsts ; 
Thne Lea Angelcqura. equilibrists; Hassltt 
nnd Halloy. strong woman and acrobat; Maj. 
Fred nennett, high atilt dancer; Brothers 
Martlne. comedy acrobats ; Takito Japs, a(*ro- 
hats ; Six Flying Lamys, comedy ground acro- 



batics, trampoline and trapeie casting; L^Roy 
and Paul, comedy horiiontal bar ; Rose and 
Plmlkoff Ballet, dancing; Kalinowskl Broth- 
ers, acrobatics and head balancing; M. L. 
Tinney, balloon flights and parachute drop ; 
Gordon's War Spectacle, night fireworks. 
Fifteen bands and three orchestras will sup- 
plement the foregoing. Thomas Saxe. of the 
Saxe Amusement. Bnterprisks, is a member 
of the advisory board in charge of all amuse- 
ment features. There will be no "pike" of 
questionable concessions. 



Following the close of a two-day run of the 
Plckford "Little American" picture, a re- 
engagement, the Saxe Amusement Enterprises 
will spend $20,000 In remodeling, redecorating 
and refurnishing the Alhambra. with work 
going on day and night in order to reopen 
Sept. 8. * 



MONTREAL 

BY ARTHUR ICHALBK. 

HIS MAJEISTY'S (Edwards A Drlscoll. 
mgrs.V* — Albert Brown In his nerr play. "The 
Love of a King." Next week, "Canary Cot- 
tage. 

ORPHEUM (Fred Crow, mgr. ; agent, U. B. 
O.). — Els and French, Wm. Oakland and Co., 
Mullin and Coogan. Asakl Joyce, West and 
Senn. Wallace Oalvln. Sid. Lewis. Togan and 
Geneva opened to packed house. 

FRANCA IS (Phil Godel. mgr.).— Little Lord 
Roberts. Gilmour and Castle, Juggling Dellsle. 
Edmonds and Leeham Rice, Elmer and Tom 
Hayden and Cardounie, Hill and Ackerman. 

GAYETY T. E. Conway, mgr. ) .—"Liberty 
Girls." Next. "Follies of the Day." 

IMPERIAL (H. W. Conovcr, mgr.).— Doug- 
las Fairbanks in "Down to Earth ' (film). 



Tho Holman theatre is under new manage- 
ment. Henry E. Jodoln, late of General Film 
Co., is in charge. 



The St. Denis theatre will reopen Sept. 8. 
N. L. Nathanson is managing director of the 
new company. Roland Roberta of New York 
will bo manager. Goldwyn pictures will be 
shown. 



The local season opened with a rush, afl 
theatres doing big business. 



NEW ORLEANS. 

PALACE (Walter Kattman. m^r.).— Martin 
Beck's own theatre, the Palace, got under way 
Sunday afternoon with a program consisting 
of five acts and nine reels of i)lcfureB. Mr. 
Beck, accompanied by M«»rt Singer, was on 
band for tho opening. To (inntnn Palmer, aa 
apt juggler, redotinds the lionor of starting 
the show and the aeaaon. Pnlmer, in some 
of the feats employed, evidenced unusual dex- 
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In "one," the lay figure section remaininc the 
Htrongeat part of the turn. Their reception 
was very oordlal. Mr. and Mra. Melburne 
submitted an appealing slietch, contaiolng a 
large quota of laughs. Their setting is unique 
and highly commendatory. The Four Swors, 
two tnen in blackface and two girls who af- 
fect brown coloring, started slowly but gained 
as the act proceeded. The girls should be kept 
to the fore as much as possible. Ziagler Sis- 
ters, featured, assisted by a Jazi band, closed 
in good shape. In its transformation, the for- 
mer Oreenwall theatre, now known as the Pal- 
ace, presents a handsome appearance, its new 
furnishings throughout being rich and costly. 

CRESCENT (T. C. Campbell, mgr.).— In 
making his New Orleans entry. Marcus Loew 
has put bis l)est foot forward, his inaugural 
bill taking rank as an exceedingly entertaining 
afTalr. Homer and Dubard, assigned the 
opening spot, ingratiated themselves into the 
favor of the audience at the outset, and con- 
tinued to register throughout. Marie La- 
varre, blonde and beauteous, has an excellent 
Idea of song values. Her retinue of numbers 
has been very well chosen. "The Evil Hour" 
Is a frankly melodramatic sketch, encompass- 
ing one of those Satanic creatures in the 
shape of a butler, who finds exceeding merri- 
ment in the weaknesses of humans. The play- 
let scored. Hoey and Lee, headlining the flrat 
program, had easy sailing, cornering the hon- 
ors from an applause standpoint. Mabel Nay- 
non's birds found hearty response in con- 
cluding the entertainment. It's a good act of 
Its type, but running a trifle too long at prea- 
ent. The Crescent looked spic and span upon 
its Induction as a link in the Loew chain. 

ORPHEUM (Arthur White, mgr.).— Bill of 
light pretensions ushered in the new season. 
Sophie Tuclter and her quintet of Jaszera. fea- 
tured, registered the largest score. Stuart and 
Keeley, of bill opening calibre, were allotted 
that spot, doing fairly well. Blanche Merrill's 
delightful farcette paved the way for an early 
success for Rice and Werner. Herl)ert Clifton 
might tone down his offering. "Married Via 
Wireless" Is valuable in a scenic way. Frank 
Westphal began by Informing auditors he 
Isn't a regular actor. Quite true. The Oladl- 

AtOFB closed 

TULANE (T. C. Campbell, mgr.).— The 
Comic Opera Players opened the season to ca- 
pacity. The company ranks as the best musi- 
cal stock here in several years. Frank Moulan 
and Florence Weber in the ^leading roles were 
splendidly received. In settings, stage and 
musical direction excellent discretion was evi- 
denced. "The Fire Fly" opening bill. 

STRAND (D. L. Cornelius, mgr.). — Pictures. 

ALAMO (Frank Sanders, mgr.). — McCormick 
and Wlnehlll's Revue. 



work for the theatre, the position resulting from 
Walter Kattman's ascendancy to the manage- 
ment of the Palace. Frank Marclante suc- 
ceeds Santos Shields as treasurer, Shields hav- 
ing enlisted under the colors. Jack Delbondlo, 
formerly at the Tulane, will assist Marclante. 
Raymond Hughes will act as main doorman, a 
post held long and ably by the late William 
Trimble. 



Tom Campbell is still the presiding factor 
at both the Tulane and Crescent theatres in 
behalf of Klaw & Erlanger. 



McCormick and WinehiU are appearing as 
principals of their own new revne at the Ala- 
mo. Blllie Madden is the prima donna and 
Marie Antoine a very active ■onbret. The 
current entertainment, a military affair, Is 
called "The Land of Liberty." 



D. 8. Holmes haa been promoted to the 
management of Vltagraph affaira at Minne- 
apolis. A. W. Plues is Holmes' successor here. 



The Diamond Film Co., a producing con- 
cern, has opened offices in New Orleans. 



E. A. Schiller attended to the opening of 
the Crescent in behalf of the Loew interests, 
and will remain here for several weeks. 



Charles E. Bray directed the initiation and 
inauguration of the Orpheum and Palkee. Mr. 
Bray will b« in New Orleans a fortnight 



After an association of ten years. Al. G. 
Shear is resigning as manager of the local 
exchange of the Consolidated Film and Supply 
Co., a subsidiary of Universal. As a token of 
esteem, the exhibitors in this section present- 
ed Mr. Shear with an impoaing Jewel. Shear 
1 8 Hucceeded by Harry Peebles, in charge of a 
Houston exchange heretofore. 



Loew's Crescent, for popularization pur- 
poBes. diaposed of its seats for one cent dur- 
ing the first three days. 



Several changes are apparent In the per- 
Honnel of the Orpheum. Lee Hawes, one of 
the souths best journalists, will do the press 



Reports indicate that a stock burlesque or- 
ganization is scheduled for the Dauphine. 

Campanini Opera Co., headed by Melba, will 
appear at the French opera house for a short 
period. 

PHILADELPHIA. 

By JUVBNILB. 

B. F. KEITH'S (H. T. Jordan, mgr.).— 
There was no chance for those who like 
dancing going away fram this week's show 
disappointed. It was there In large quanti- 
tiea of every sort, from the classical stuff of 
the thinly-clad Morgan Dancers to the ec- 
centric legmanla stepping by Jack Donohue 
of Donahue and Stewart, and one could take 
his cholea. The Art Dancers, of course, had 
the headline position, and deserved it. This 
is unquestionably the classiest of all classical 
dancing acts seen In vaudeville, and while the 
Labor Day audience did not display their 
satisfaction with applause, the artistic work 
of the girls, with their generous display of 
undraped limbs, held the audience in rapt 
attention. Marlon Morgan has no doubt 
given her greatest attention to unison, and 
her girls are as near perfect in their en- 
semble numbers as It is possible. The dan- 
cers are here for a two weeks' stay, some- 
thing unusual for an act of this kind. Dona- 
hue and Stewart were next to closing with 
their "Natural Nonsense" skit, nothing of 
which was new except the pants — trousers. 
excuse us — worn by Alice Marion Stewart. 
By the way, that's a pretty name to go 
with a pair of such wide-beamed overalls, 
and this girl is surely a clever comedienne. 
The pair get a lot of fun out of their non- 
Bonse. and the stepping of the lanky fellow 
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they wore tlie comedy hit of the bill. Ac- 
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1917 

Sept 3 — AUiambra, New York 

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Orpheum Circuit to Follow 



Music and Lyrics by JOHN S. BLACK 



Pergonal Direction of ARTHUR KLEIN 



an abundance of brlgbt dialog, good for 
bearty la«c^* ^^ *^^^ ^^ aituatlona are made 
tbe moat of by Uieao cloTer players. It baa 
been aom* time ainoe Cbarley Kenna was 
along tbia way witb hla "Street Fakir" aklt. 
and it was new to a lot of people, eepeoUlly 
tbo oat>of-town contingent wbich Alwkya 
plays tto TaudeTllle bousea on a boliday. 
Kenna sticks cloae to a lot of bis old stuff, 
but it got plenty of laugbs. Ernie and Ernie 
put over a good-alaed btt witli tbeir "3 Feet 
of Comedy." Tba man doea some remarkable 
stunU for a on«-legg«d person and tbe girl 
is an able aaslatant. Tba dance flnlah is Just 
a little long, but was a big applause winner. 
Nolan and Nolan gave tbe show a fine start 
witb tbeir comedy Juggling. Tbe fellow fea- 
tures tbe tricks with tbe bats and bas a 
great variety of tbem wbicb be bandies witb 
good results. Tbe girl makes a nice looking 
asaisUnt witbout working very bard. Tbe Patbe 
Weekly News pictures sbowed a lot df good 
war pictures wbicb bad tbe boliday audience 
applauding. 

NIXON'S COLONIAL (H. A. Smltb, mgr.). 
— Tbe Labor Day matinee opened tne season 
witb capacity bousea and an excellent bill. 
Douglas Fairbanks in "Down to Eartb" is 
tbe film feature, and probably accounted for 
tbe big draw. A strong vaudeville bill sur- 
rounded tbe screen star, including Cbarles 
Mack and Co., Berniviccl Brotbers, Bicknell, 
Morln Sisters and King and Harvey. The old 
policy »f tbree shows daily will continue. 

BROADWAY (Joseph Cohen, mgr.).— This 
house opened tbe season this week with the 
usual Labor Day matinee. Business was re- 
ported big. The bill for the first half of 
the week is Staley and Btrbeck. Norlne Car- 
men's Minstrels, Hyland, Patterson and Hart, 
Four Perronee and the photoplay, "Lone 
Wolf." Last half — Bobby Heath and Girl- 
ies, Challeppe and Triple, Diana Cooper, 
June Salmo and the film feature, H. B. War- 
ner in "God's Man." 

KErVSTONE (M. W. Taylor, mgr.).— 
Arthur West and Fred Raymond, Jr., In a 
musical comedy offering. "A Millionaire for 
a Night," beadlinea tbe opening bill of the 
new season. Others include Bernard and 
Scartb in "A Tale of a Coat." Al White Duo, 
"Vim, Beauty and Health," Bert and Harry 
Gordon, Gallerini Sisters and the iirst pre- 
sentation here of "The Red Ace" 

Empress (Sabolskey & McGurk). — A 
new policy of vaudeville and pictures will be 
offered at this house, situated in the Mana- 
yunk Difitrlct. The bill for the first half is 
Bobby Heatb and Girlies. Jimmy Shea, Sam 
H. Harris and Co. in "His Night Out." Fen- 
wick Sisters. Last half— Princess Kismet. 
Fagg and White, Frank Rae and Co., tbe Mc- 
Phersons. 

ALLEGHENY (Joseph Cohen, mgr,).— 
"Krasy Kat Kapers" la the headliner this 
week. Others, Meredith and "Snoozer," Six 
Jolly Tars, Sbepp and Cooper, "You're to 



Blame," a musical tabloid with alxtaan paopl*. 
NIXON (F. G. Nlzon-Nlrdlinger. mgr.).— 
The vaudeville bill this week liieludea Cam- 
eron. Davitt and Co. in a farce dMtch, "Tbe 
Groom Forgot," Ethel Douglaa and Co., Mayo 
and Tally, OIlie and Johnnie Ganis, Walter 
and Aster and the photoplays "Tba Fiatal 
Ring" and "Tbe Gray Ghost." 



NIXON'S GRAND OPERA HOUSE (W. D. 
Wegefartb, mgr.). — Tbo Six Virginia Stappera 
beadlinea tbia week. Othera, Kaufman Broa., 
Billy Bouncer'a Circua, Hendrix and Padula, 
Al Farren, Swan and Swan and motion pic- 
turaa. 

WILLIAM PENN (GTeo. W. MaUel, mgr.). 
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VAUDEVILLE 



The Beat Small Time In the Far West. Stead jr ContcciitiTe Work for NoTclty Fcatore Acts. 
EXECUTIVE OFFICES— ALCAZAR THBATRE BLDG.. BAN FRANCISCO 
Can arrange from three to five weeks between tallinfa of boats for Australia for all flrst- 
clats acts. Commanicate by wire or letter. 



Harry RickarifsTivoli Theatres, Australia 

Amd AFFILIATED OKCUITB. INDIA aad AFIUCA Cw«bto«d Csyltel. ll.Mt.MI 

HUGH McINTOSH, Governing Director 

Badstered Cable AMnss: "HUQilMAC." Bydnv Nsai Oflsa. TIVOLI THEATRC. BydMar. Amirmllt 
AaartcMRapiaaayteUTa, ItORMAN JEFFERIES RsH Estate TrasI BIM. PblMilpfela 






ACADEMY 

BUFFALO 

BIG FEATURE ACTS WANTED. 


VAUDEVILLE ACTS 

WRITE, WIRE or THONE 


^J. H. ALOZB 


BOOKING AGENCY 
OrpkoMB Tkoafert BI4«, ilaatraJ. CModa 



Enterprises 



General Executive Offices 

Putnam Building Times Square 

New York 



JOSEPH M. SCHENCK 

General Manager 

J. H. LUBIN 

Booking Manager 



Mr. Lubin Personally Interviews Artists 

Between 11 and 1 

Acts lajring off in Southern territory wire this office. 

Qiicago Office: 
North American Bailding 
FRANK Q. DOYLE, in charge 

AMALGAMATED 

VAUDEVILLE A8ENCY 



President 

General Executive Offices: 
729 SEVENTH AVE., at Forty-ninth St. 

M. D. SIMMONS «. 

G«n«rBl BookiBff MaBAg«r 
^^ I ARTISTS can secure long angagements by booking St^t with at 



FULLER'S VAUDEVILLE 

AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND 

Maaaffins Director. BEN. J. FULLER 

All acts contemplating playing for Mr. Ben. J. Fnller most hare their birth certificates 

In order to secure passports. 

Now arranflnc bookings for Soptember saillnss oat of San Francisco. 
American Booking Manager. ROY D. MURPHY 

BEN. J. FULLER'S CHICAGO BOOKING DEPT. 

WESTERN VAUDEVILLE MANAGERS' ASSOCIATION. IITH FLOOR. CHICAGO. ILL. 



CLARK VAUD.EXCH 



BOOEING STANDARD ACTS OF 
ALL KINDS 

Also Cabaret Combs.— Blc and Small 

Write or Wire 

lU-flt Belmont Bid*.. CLEVELAND. O. 



C!tv Four. Eflith arrl E<lcllo Ad.iir (ho .Glb- 
BoriB, Enid Bennt'lt and Marjorie Wilson In 
"The Mother Instinct." Last half— "Cpbaret 
De Luxe," Kramrr and Kent, Frvil I^arlen 
and Co. and William Desmond In 'Master of 
His Home." 

CTLOBB (Sabloskey & McGurk, mgrs.).— 
"The Boys In Blue." The Platinum Beau- 
ties; William Wilson A Co.. In "The Politi- 
cian" ; Johnny Ecliort & Co., in "On the 
Golf LlnlcB" ; Homer Mason & Co., in "On the 



VARIITY 



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PRINCESS WHITE DEER 

AND HER INDIAN BRAVES 



The only real American Indian in 

theatricals who dances and sings 

An elaborate scenic production with beautiful music 

THIS WEEK 




(SEPTEMBER 3) 



KEITH'S, ATLANTIC CITY 

Direction, MORRIS-CASEY, Putnam Building, New York City 



Edge of Things"; Frozint ; J. Louis Mlntz 
and Jeann Palmer : Wrenn A Wappler ; Staf- 
ford & Ivy ; Kola, In "The Frog in the 
Jungle." 

CROSS KEnrS (Sabloskey A McOurli). 
mgrs.). — First half — "Storyland," a musical 
offering headlines. Others, B. Forrest Kelly ; 
"Milady's Qown" ; Gurde & James; Johnson 
& Lee and Texico. Last half — "The Bohemian 
Olrl," a tabloid operatic production ; Jimmy 
Shea ; Conrad & Pagnanna ; Charles Buckley 
& Co. ; Thompson & Burr ; Four Perrones. 



I NERS 



AKE-UP 



Orace Hayle, last seen here in "Fair and 
Wafmor," has been engaged as leading woman 
of the Knickerbocker Theatre Players, who are 
to present stock shows this season. 



Hall has been engaged and a large number of 
prominent picture men are expected. 

After some difficulty the Princess theatra 
Tniro, N. 8.. has been leased by K. Keltle of 
Yarmoutb, N. 8. 



ST. JOHN, N. B. 



C. C. Wanamakor, for the past two seasons 
manager of the Qnrrirk, is now associated with 
Fred O. Nlxon-Nlrdllnger as personal repre- 
sentative. Mr. Nirdlinger has Just returned 
from an extended trip through the west. 



II HI N k ^ < Ml M M liic 



B. F. Keith's Theatre entertainments for the 
sailors at League Island. The float made a 
tremendous hit. 



BY PERCY GIBSOBT. 

"Everywoman" commenced what promises to 
be a most successful season at Halifax, Aug. 13, 
from which they proceeded to St. John. They 
are booked via Bangor to Boston, Sept 10. 

Regarding the convention of the motion pic- 
ture exhibitors, to be held here Sept. 8-0, plans 
are maturing. The Knights of Pythias Castle 



Frank O^ Zimmerman, youngest son of J. 
Frod Zimmerman, has been appointed general 
representative and treasurer of the Zimmer- 
man enterprises, comprising the Orpheum, 
Liberty, Keystone and Fnirmount in this city 
and the Edgcmont, now ncaring completion, In 
Chester. 



Boby Heath and His Girlies were one of the 
features of the big military pageant held in 
this city last Saturday. The singers were on 
one of the Emergency Aid floats representing 



Everything 

for the Stage 

in Clothes 

and Haberdashery 



Larn Stock on Hand 

Nothing too difficult 

for our Custom Depertaeat 



Mack, 



The 
Tailor 



1582-1584 BROADWAY 
Opp. Strand Theatre 

722-724-728 SEVENTH AVE. 
Upp. Columbia Thcatra 

HABERDASHERIE SHOP 
71S SEVENTH AVE. 

Few Doors Above Columbia 

NEW YORK CITY, N. Y. 



LESTER 



CRAWFORD 

and HELEN 

BRODERICK 

ORPHEUM THEATRE, BROOKLYN, NOW 
NEXT WEEK (Sept. 10) ALHAMBRA, Maybe 

p. S.— Hope 3inie'8 on his vacation. 

DIRECTION. 

HUGHES & SMITH 



ST. PAUL 

Br O. J. BBNHAM. 

ORPHEUM (B. C. Burroughs, res. mgr.).— 
"Submarine F-7" ; Qeorgia Earle A Co. ; Bas- 
say Lillian Oonne A Bert Albert; Fleta Brown 
A Herbert Bpeaoer; Hughes Musical Trio; 
Saunders' Birds ; Orpheum Travel Weeklv. 
Milo. 

PALACE (Harry Micks, res. mgr.). — Foun- 
tain of Love ; Eddie Velde A Co. : Willie 
Smith; Craige A Wade; Bigmund A Manning; 
Photoplays. 

HIPPODROME (GTeo. Bovyer, res. mgr.).— 
Omega Trio ; Kathryn Mills ; Harris Oreen ; 
Francis A Wilson ; Brossius A Brown ; pic- 
tures. 

METROPOLITAN (L. N. Bcott, mgr.).— FIske 
O'Hara in "The Man from Wicklow," Next 
week, IHh, "Potash A Perlmutter In Society." 

8HUBBRT (Frank Priest, res. mgr.).— Shu- 
bert Stock Co. In "The Circus Olrl." Week 9. 
"The Nest Egg." 

STAR THEATRE (John P. Kirk, res. mgr.). 
—"Forty Thieves." 



SAVANNAH. 

By CHA8. B. HBIDT. 

The BlJou opened Labor Day after 
closed a month, during which time Interior 
decorations and stage scenery were added. A 
novelty Is the addition of a club room on the 
stage for use by players between acts. It 
has been fitted up with chairs, tables, maga- 
zines, etc., and It Is expected the Oreen Room 
will be popular with the vaudeville artists 
making this circuit for half weeks. The color 



We respcctfolly solicit a Joint cngavemsnt 

with 

MUSICAL COMEDY 

BURLESQUE 

or 

LEGITIMATE GIRL ACT 

JACK QUIGLEY 

One of America's Best 

Blackface Comedians 

(Not a Boast, hot a FACT) 

HELEN QUIGLEY 

INGENUE 80UBRETTE 
Tab Shows "NO"— PosltlTely 'VO'* 
Address JACK QUIGLEY, Variety. New 
York. 



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The Bluest Quartette of ""BLUE" Songs Published 



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of the Title 
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Start to PInlili 

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Next 30 Days 



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Waar — EztanaWa Selection of Modola. 

In aeaaon, |12t to |17t: NOW, 

$S».iO to $135 

Hudson Seal Coat 

129-Inch Flare; 4B Inchaa Lons"— 
Natural Skank Collar, Coffa and 
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A small dcpoalt rescrTea anr far aatll 
wanted. 

A. RATKOWSKY 

28-34 W. 34th St, New York 

Entrance— 28 West S4th Straat 



Hchcme of the Interior decoratloDS is gold and 
old ros(>. Earnest Morrison Is manager of the 
Hijou, playing Keith productions. 

The Savannah theatre, after dark all sum- 
mer, will rt-open Sept. 10 with "Cheating the 
Cheaters." Abe Guckenhelmer will manage 
the houHe this seaHon. William Sceskln was 
manager lust season. 



SEATTLE. 



BY WALBURT. 

LiYHlC- Hurh'sque and vaudeville. 

MKTItOPOMTAN (CuK). T. Hood, mgr.). - 
14-ir>. 'The Old Homestead." 

MOORE (Carl Relter. mgr.).— Opens Sept. 
ir> as new home of Orpheum Circuit vaude- 
ville. 

PALACE HIP (Joseph A. Mullor, mgr.).— 
IM, Three Clbson Girls headline bill With 
novel sinRlnR, dnnrlng and musical act. Wol- 
gast and GIrllo, remarkable balancing. Estelle 
Wordetto and Co. (replacing Christie and 
Grlflln*, fjowl comedy, "A Catsklll Honey- 
moon." Harry Dixon, pleasing character 
singer. SlmniH iiml Warfleld offer harmony, 
goo<l. Herhcrta and Dare, very good. "A 
Departmental Case" (film). Last half: Two 
Edwards, good. Poshay and White, registered 
big. Hobson and Ileatty, girls, high-clans 
vocnllBts. Tom Hrown's Ulackfare Revue, 
headllners, big-time net. Merket and Bond- 
hill, skit, many laughs. Maestro and Co.. 
novelty balancing. "Vernon, tho Bountiful" 
(film). Capacity buHlneas. 

ORPHEUM (Eugene Levy, mgr.) .—Vaude- 
ville and film. 

WILKF<]S (Dean Tl. Worley, mgr.).— 27. 
"The Song of Songs," with Phoebe Hunt and 
Wilkes' Players. 

TIVOIJ (Norvln V. Haas, mgr.).— Tlvoli 
Mii'^lenl Comedy Co. in "Passing Revue of 
VMl," a novel cabaret production. Fiddle 
Harris, Cbas. neniiett, Gladys Prooke, Ardcz 
.\'<)<1. Dixi.' White and 1^ nnett Sisters. 

PANTAGES (Edcar G. Milne, mgr.).— 2»1. 
■■Little Miss Up-to-Date"' headlines strong bill. 
S|)eedy. hlgh-jjowered girl revue. Eddie Mar- 
tin. plf.'iHlnc. The l-'our Roses, negateote 
whirlwind daiirers. Adams and Guhl, won 
eoiiKdy honors. Harry Preen. bilUd as the 
"KinK of N'onsense,'^ nnd probably is such. 
♦^I'tavlri Hiinilworth, cnmi riv dr;itnn, "Salvn- 
- 1 11)11 fiu>-. ' v> • ,. I M . ■' ^si ^]. V t. (1 W ITi ," .-I 1 iul 
film. Capacity business. 

MISSH)N (.lay Hans, mirr ) .— Pessio Par 
rlHcnlf in "Hawbs n" Plue Rldte" (film). 

nv.X (.Tf)bn Hnlnriek. mgr.).- ■'Wild and 
Woolly," with Douglas Fairbanks and "Who's 
Who." loeal picture company's weekly of 
^'';lttlo News. 



JEANETTE 



LILLIAN 



Morette Sisters 



Ingenue 



Soubrette 



Musical Specialty 

Featured in Pepple & Greenwald's* 

ALL GIRL REVUE 

Booked Solid W. V. M. A. and U. B. 0. 



STRAND (Wm. H. Sm7tbe, mgr.).— William 
Desmond in "Master of His Houae." 

COLISBJUM (B. D. Tate, mgr.).— Blllle 
Hurke In "Mysterious Mlas Terry." 

CLBMMER (James Q. Clemmer, mgr.). — 
"Skinner's Baby," with Bryant Washburn. 

LIBERTY (John Von Herberg, mgr.).— 
SesHue Hayakama In "Hashlmura Togo." 

COLO.MAL.— "Into the Primitive," with 
Kathlyn Williams. American Lake army 
pictures (Chief Seattle Film Co. 'a release). 

CLASS A, Alkl, Broadway. Boston, Cir- 
cuit, Bungalow, Cowen Park, Dream, Good 
Luck, Qreen Lake, Greenwood, High Class, 
Home, Imperial, lals, Majestic, Olympus, 
Madison, Palace, Princess, Buach, Queene 
Anne, Yesler, Society, Union, Washington. — 
Pictures only. 



Cornelia Glass will leave next week for 
Salt Lake City to Joint the Wilkes' Players 
there as second lead. 



The TlvoU has discontinued the Friday 
matinee performance for the summer. 



Alex. Pantages will leave this week for a 
trip to California points. 



Edward Kellle. Kellie-Bu'-ns Theatrical 
Agency, returned .Monday from a hurried 
business trip to San Francisco. 



Four minute talks on matters of govern- 
mental affairs were delivered between acts 
Monday In Seattle theatres. Twenty-two 
speakers of the "four minute men" aervlce 
addressed the audience from as many stages. 



The Sound Amusement Co. (Seattle) Is play- 
ing Southern Idaho dates, as follows : Mt. 
Home, 3-9; Emmett, 10-16; Ontario (Ore.), 
17-2;i: Enterprise (Ore.). 24-30; Welser 
(Idaho), Oct. 1-7; Coldmill. 8-14. 



In common with all the K. 4 E. houses 
throughout the country, an American Red 
Ooss "Benefit Day" will be held at the Metro- 
politan theatre soon. 



('has. A. Thorndyke, an actor who started 
his eareer here some 35 years ago at the old 
Yesler Hall, Is visiting Seattle friends this 
week. Ho came up from Frisco by auto. Mr. 
Thorndyke will probably move to Seattle this 
winter. 



46,000 men will be stationed at the can- 
tonment at American Lake (30 miles south). 
Entertainment for the soldier boys will be 
ample according to present plans. Klaw & 
Erlanger Coast Stock Players will play there. 
Armstrong's Baby Doll Musical Comedy 
Co. are now there under canvas. The Larry 
Keating Co. has a. concession for burlesque 
performances. It Is understood two vaude- 
ville agencies, with ofTlces In this city, will 
route their shows via this encampment. 



Olga Gilbert, seeretary Kellle-Purns Agency, 
is back from a two week's vacation spent In 
the So. Yakima country. 



GeorK(; Ford and the Cunningham Sisters 
have formed a vaudeville turn and opened at 
the Orpheum Sunday for the Fisher Agency. 



During the first act of "Sauce for the 
Goo8»^" produrtlon, Wednesday matinee. Wilkes 
theatre, Pheobe Hunt, leading woman, col- 
lapsed on the stage, the curtain was rung 



VAUDEVILLE 

NEW ENGLAND BOOKING 

Now being arranged for standard acts. Address 
FRED MARDO, Tremont Theatre Bldg., Boston, Mass. 



down and the audlMice dlamlMod. No eTening 
performance waa given. Cornelia Glaaa, an- 
other member of the caat, got up In the part 
(9G aldea) Thursday and finished the week as 
lead. Mlas Hunt has been suffering with 
laryngltla and was under the doctor's care at 
the time. She resumed Ifer part Bnnday. 

Edward J. Plaher, Eugene Levy, Seattle; 
S. Morton Cohn, Los Angeles, and Bert Levy, 
San Franclsoo, left here Saturday for Spo- 
kane, Butte and other points In Montana. 
They will complete arrangements for the new 
A. B. C. -Fisher-Levy circuit while on the 
trip eastward. 



Following changes In the Wilkes' Playera: 
Phoebe Hunt, lead, to New York City to star 
In "Broken Threads," opening there Oct. 10; 
John Sheehan, characters, goes to his home 
In San Francisco for an extended vacation ; 
V. T. Henderson, goes to New York next week 
to open with a new production there; George 
Dames and Frank WInnlger Joined tiie com- 
pany this week ; Cornelia CRosa will be trans- 
ferred to the Wilkes Company In Salt Lake ; 
Harold Burdlck. Juvenile, and Alexis Luce, 
leads, left the cast last week to Join the army. 
Only a few of the old favorites will remain 
after next week. 



The funeral services of Maurice J. Burns, 
oldest and best known booking agent, were 
held Aug. 28 at the St. Benedict Church, 
Seattle. Interment In Calvary Cemetery. 
The floral offerings were the most elaborate 
of any seen here. Among those sending floral 
offerings were : Washington State Theatre 
Managers' Association, John Consldlne, Ack- 
erman & Harris, Joseph MuUer, local manager 
of Palace Hip, W. V. M. A. Road Show No. 
f>e. Palace Hip orchestra, Billy Daly and C. 
W. Nelson. The managers of the various the- 
atres, the profession and a host of friends out- 
side of the profession attended the services. 



Manager John Hamrick of the Rex has se- 
cured Cameraman Robert Bracket and a 600- 
foot picture of local events and will be shown 
at that theatre each week. The film will be 
called "A Ring Around 'Who's Who.' " A 
prize of $5 being offered to the person around 
whom the ring Is shown on the screen. 



The Pathe-Hearst Pictorial Weekly at the 




P.DODD ACKERMAN 
SCENIC STUDIOS, he. 

140 West 39th Street 
New York City 

Stage Decorations 

for Productions 
and Vaudeville Acts 

"THE MODERNISTIC STUDIO" 

Phone Greeley 8fH 



VARIBTY 



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American -Made Japanese with Napoleonic Mentality 

The Only Exponent of Quadruple 
g Mind Concentration in the World 



i\nieric2ui - iuaue Japanese wiin 

TAMEO KAJIYAMA 



Reading, Writing, Talking, Listening (Telephoning) and Figuring simultaneously — 
THE EXTRAORDINARY MINDS CAPABLE OF MULTIPLE ACTION 




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%•&&%• AtAtAJ ^k 



By AMY LESLIE. 

An astonishing achievement in 
mental concentration which Dr. Hugo 



strator is Tameo Kajiyama, a gentle, 
studious little yellow gentleman from 
Tokyo. He accomplishes extraordi- 
nary feats in action of the brain, as 



YAMA 

CHICAGO DAILY NEWS 

Napoleon could in a less degree and 
Julius Caesar. By a quadruple mind 
concentration this amazing little sa- 
vant simultaneously extracts cube 
roots of difficult combination« io fig- 
ures, reads, tells a story, copies dif- 
ferent sentences two at a time, writ- 
ing them with different hands, and 
answers rapid fire questions serenely, 
unfalteringly, unerringly. It is the 
most astounding exhibition of com- 
plete motor impulse control this side 



NAPOLEON 



of the world has ever seen, and if it 
takes your last potato money go see 
this delightfully exalting kind of won- 
der. He reads, writes, listens, talks 
and figures at the same time, courte- 
ously, elegantly, academically and 
captivatingly. It cannot be explained 
or described; just go and go now 
to see him. His quick, charming wit 
is an attraction, too. 



J. EDMUND DAVIS 
and CO. 

A C«m«d7 DramaUc Episode 
Bj J. EDMUND DAVIS 

DlrecUon. MARIE JAMES 



Clemmer theatre this week was roundly biased 
when a picture of a Bkunlc scene was shown 
under a Tacoma, Wash., date line with the 
caption "A Scene on Mt. Tacoma." Tacoma 
persists in calling "Mt. Rainier" "Mt. Tacoma," 
and slipped over one on the Pathe people by 
getting the grand old mountain labeled after 
the City of Destiny (Tacoma). 



Tom Crlzer has left the Chief Seattle Film 
Co. as director and will probably go to Los 
Angeles next week to accept a Himilur posi- 
tion there. 



IRENE AND DOUGLAS 



CARBREY 

•ff«rlmg 

STYLES. STEPS, STORIES AND SONGS 
Direction, IRVING COOPER 



HARRY 



WILUAM 



Burr and Lea are making a big hit on the 
Pan time in this "neck-o'-the-woods." 




TACOMA, WASH. 



BY W. B. BURTON. 

TACOMA. Dark. 

PANTAGES.— 26.* "The New Producer." 
musical tab, high class. Curzon Sistors, good. 
Mme. Olga and partner, nice rostumrd danc- 
ing. Morgan and WlRor, good. Dernic and 
Williams, splendid comedy.. Harry Coleman, 
ventriloquist, good. "Secret Kingdom" serial 
photoplay. 

HIPPODROME.— 26. Great Janson heads 
show in illusions. Eddie Vine, good eccentric 
comedian. L. Dean Sisters, clever. Five Emi- 



FIDDLER and COLE 

'*NEW COOK AND ENTERTAINER*' 
28 W. 13l8t Street, New York 



grants, scored. Lee and Lawrence, sketch, 
"My Lady Raffles," applause. The Arleys, 
live wire althetes. "Is Marriage Sacred?" pic- 
ture completes. 

COLO.NIAL.— Marguerite Clark in "The 
Amazons" (film). 



APOLLO.— "Bridges Burned" (film), with 
Mme. Petrova. 

MELBOURNE.— Wm. S. Hart in "The Mak- 
ing of Luke McCain." 

LIBERTY.— "Tile Snarl," featuring Bessie 
Darriscale. 



Gives clean, sound, whit* 
teeth— there isn't a person 
who appears before the pub* 
lie who can afford a»t to 
have them. 

Dm Calox and watch ymv 
iMlk grow widur dar kr iar 
iiod«r Its Ovm iMMraUiic 

tailMIMM. 

Sc and Mc e wry w Wy 

McKesson Jk Robblns 

laoorporaud 
•1 Fultoa Sttmt, N«w Y«fk 



THE RALPH DUNBAR PRODUCTIONS 

Latest Creation-DUNBAR OPERA CO. In revival of the "MIKADO" 

40 People— Orchestra off 10 

Featuring 

ARTHUR ALDRIDGE and ED ANDREWS 

Touring Redpath Chautauqua Circuit 



Wattern Office 
Holland Hotel 
Chicago 



Eastern Office 

Palace Theatre Bldg. 

New York 



RALPH DUNBAR, Gen. Mgr. 



Apply Chicago Office 



HARRY WEBER, Gen. Rep. 



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VAUDEVILLE'S GREATEST ILLUSION- 
IST NOW PLAYING FOR U. B. O. AND 
W. V. M. A. 

Direction, SIMON AGENCY. 

KAR-MI 



(Addff VARIEIY. Mew york) 



ED. F. REYNARD 


MLLE. BIANCA 


Mile. BIANCA ED. F.REYNARD 


t*. a— . »— r ,.* . P«*.«- 


Thm Vaatelfeqiilst wllk • PrBawiHM 1 



EDDIE BORDEN 



a«pport«d by •*81B" J AS. DWYKH 



Dir«cU«n^ H ERMAN WBBBR 



KEENEiWILLIAMS 



LOWELL B 



VESTA 



DREW \ WALL ACE 



*'AT THE DRUG STORE^ 
Direction, THOS. J. FITZPATRICK 

Arrange to book us now 




GEORGE 

HARADA 

WORLD'S FAMOUS 
CYCLIST 

171f Clybourn Av*. 
Chicago, lU. 



WITH YOU SOON 



BLANCHE ALFRED 

ad bcr SYMPHONY GIRLS asslsttd by 
"GERANT," 

Conductor 

FontuHng th* RAINBOW GIRL 

In Novalty Dane** 

Direction. C. W. NELSON W. V. M. A. 




Featured in PEPPLE A GREENWALD'8 

"ALL GIRL REVUE" 
Personal Direction, M. L. GREENWALD 



C0LLE6E QUINTENE 

Presenting a Nifty 

Musical Absurdity 

"A Fraternity Rehearsal" 

Booked Solid 



THE FAYNES 

WTFH A SUPREME OFFERING 
RtprMMtnttTa, JACK FLYNN 



from Seattle, who will be unable to see the 
show there during the throo-day Btand. 



Pantages new theatre, nth and Broadway, 
is scheduled to open Nov. 1. 



ROPE — Fddle Lyons and Edith Roberts Id 
"A liur^lar by Request." 

PARK— "Hell .Morgiin'R Girl." 

UKX — • Thf WaltInK Roul." T'etrova. 

ALOHA.— II<kk1«> Love In 'Nina, the Flt^jver 

GU-1" 
S''N?KT.— Raymond Ultrhro'k In "The "Won - 

(Irrful Wat* r." 

VArnKTTK. - Norma Talmadf^c in "Martha'K 
Vln.llcallon." 



The Regent (old Sullivan & Connldlne Em- 
presa) has beon renamed tho Hippodrome. 
The Ackerman A Harris Hip phows play there 
nil the split week policy. Arthur Lotto Is 
now manager. 



HOUDINI 



N«v Y«rk 




''BACK AGAIN'* 



JACM 



BROWNING and DENNY 



Direction. CHARLES A. BIERBAUER 



OriclBatora 



Th« N. V. A. Quintot 



"THOSE FIVE PSICAL MANIACS" 



Faaturod at "Panr'a,'' Coaaj island 



Inatnunantallsta 



VocalUU 



Season 1917-18 




LEW 



ADROIT BROS. 



JACK 



VERSATILE VARIETY OFFERING 

PLAYING U. B. O. TIME Direction. JACK FLYNN 

WARNING — We anderetand a certain act ie mine oar two cloalng tricks that are 
filed In VARIETY'S Protected Material Department. Our advice to them Is to dis- 
continue their use. 



A Friend of the Family 



JAMES 



MURIEL 




W^and DARl-INO 



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"WOPOLOGY" 

Address N. V. A. CLUB 



Claronco Somervlllf. manat;rr of the Liberty 
and M(>lbourn«', Is niMtiaKini; the Orphcum Jii 
Seattle during the abaenco from the Queen 
City of Eugene Levy. 



perous Bummrr engagement at the Idora Park 
Casino on Labor Day. 



The Grand, formerly the leading combina- 
tion house, la now playing pictures, with 
future policy undecided. 



The Park (Felber & Shea) Is playing bur- 
lesque last three days of each week and fea- 
ture pictures and combinations other days. 



UlriL'linH; lirothcr.- cirrus pl;iy(d hrre to 

tiirt.ai* •' V 1, 1 iiii ';s An;' '_'" iii.inv conilnt; 



YOUNGSTOWN, 0. 

The Horn*' 5itork romnanv nulod a nros- 



Hlppodrome, vaudeville, opened a 
onrller, Aug. 27. 



week 



Contractors anounce the Liberty, Youngs- 
town's most costly film house, will be ready 
for opening Christmas. 



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TWI HEADLINE ACTS IN PLAZA VAUDEVILLE 

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Ttnean Brotben bsfe the beit Mt on tb« bill, doing blackface eosedr tmi 

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borrowed a flve-pound note 
from me five we^ ago and 
gave me an L 0. U. I've 
been wondvlng why be un- 
dtneored eeveral letUn lo 
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We have been weighed and 
not found wanting. 



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Tha CalastUl Wondar Warkara 
Booka4 Solid 



TAYLII Mtf AMtLft: 

Dear FHeMl»— Karl and Ethel. Bany. Bany tbaaki 
tor the telegraB. Will reaember you to the butcher 
boy. Had aoae veeoey aoop for diooer lut night 
Sure was good. 

Toar Fall, 

Jla and Marian. 

W« alio take UtHM opportuniitlr of tbaDkint Beniard 
•M Jaalf for the letter, and Happy Natel Heraa for 
the many Booeti she put In for oa here last week. 

It certainly nakee a person feel good to knew they 
have ao OMny nlee friends 

I wonder where Chrla and Bob an? 

Next week (Sept 10). FALACS. CmCAGO. 

JIM and MARIAN 

HARKINS 



Oh Doctor! 

An actor was In deep distress, 

For he knew not where he went; 
T^'o-thirds of his three-day salary 

For paid telegrams he spent. 
At last the longed-for answer eamc — 

Here*s what the actor read: 
'*Your agent is tired from golfing. 

And is lying sick in bed." 

(COLLECT) 

f ' HIP RAYMOND 

■"Tka DaBcing CIowb" 

Laaw Time 

iBd Baasoa Diraetlon, MARK LEVY 



Daring Hard Tlmaa 

Bancits and Cat Waaka 

Ara STILL PlaaUfaL 

O 1^ 1 is ska* palisk aad 
O Jn 1 ia lakrlcatiBff all. 

What Is 4 in 1? 

Ans. — ^A Qaartatta. 

HARRY SYDELL 

^'Sqaibolaglst'' 
Miles Tima. DlrecUoa, MARK LEVY 



NOTICE 

We beg to announce that, beginning 
next week, under the title of 

'Tashion Hints'* 

we will picture some of our latest crea- 
tions in men*B apparel. 

The designer and maker of garment 
will be also annoimced with each model. 

Fenton ana Green 



FOR SALE 

An EzcallaBt NoTslty 

Ventriloquial Act 

SaiUbla for Mala ar Panaala— Singla ar 
Doable. Not a **Johnny-gat-back-in-tha- 
koz." or **8qaaro caff battons,** ar "Call- 
Ing-ta-its-mato." 

Address 

MORRIS GOLDEN 

c/o Rosa Jk Cartis 
Palace Thoatra BIdg.. New York City 






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Poatoring MAUDE KRAMER 
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Lyrics by 
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Music'by 

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This song just off the press is sweeping the country 

A SONG FOR EVERY MOTHER'S SON TO SING 

Let us send you a copy for your approval 

A GREAT VAN ALSTYNE MELODY and a WONDERFULLY CLEVER LYRIC 



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NEW YORK CITY, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1917 



PRICE TEN CENTS 



WHOLESALE FILM COMBINE 

MAY BE ON ITS FINAL WAY 



Report Again Crops Up, This Time with More Authority, that 

J. P. Morgan & Co* Are Prepared to Assemble Picture 

Industry Into One Corporation. $100,000,000 Capital. 



For years, and until recently, there 
have been reports of proposed amal- 
gamations in the film producing in- 
dustry and these have been published 
so periodically and often they have 
ceased to attract any attention. For 
some unaccountable reason, unless it 
be the entry of the United States into 
the war, there has been no publication 

of late of any such rumors. 

It can now, however, be stated with 
emphasis that the probability of an 
amalgamation of film interests has 
progressed considerably beyond the 
mere rumor stage. 

For the past four or five years the 
banking house of J. P. Morgan & Co. 
has had investigators touring the 
country, visiting even the smallest vil- 
lages, gathering data on the receipts 
of picture houses, the prices they pay 
for service, cost of operation, etc., all 
of which has now been tabulated and 
reduced to a grand total, the cost of 
producing feature and other films — in* 
fact everything pertaining to the busi- 
ness. All this has cost a large amount 
of money, though a comparatively 
small sum for so vast an undertaking. 
It is said the expen<;e of conducting 
this thorough inve«5tij?ation will total 
considerably over $700,000. 

This accomplished and the result 
having, according to Variety's in- 
formant, proved an attractive business 
proposition from an investment stand- 
point, the Morgan people have indi- 
cated a willingness to enter into an 
arrangement for financing the industry 
to the extent of formine a corpora- 
tion capitalized at $100 000.000. Which 
would include practically all the im- 
portant film producing and di<;trihtjt- 
ing cornorations now operating inde- 
pendently of one another. 

It is needless to <:tate that Para- 
mount, with its $22..S0O.OOO capitaliza- 
tion, reinforced by Artcraft. Select and 
other entrenchments, is figured on as 
an important factor in the undertak- 
ing. 

The main assets of prodnrers. ac- 
cording to the nitimnte judgment of 
the investigntors for Morgan, are con- 
tracts with the important screen stars 
and it is understood the Wall Street 
promoters arc at present concentrate 



ing their energies toward securing 
cast-iron options on the services of 
the desirable drawing cards wherever, 
in the opinion of their astute corpora- 
tion attorneys, there is any possibility 
of their repudiating their present 
agreements. 

One who claims to know says it is 
almost a certainty that before Jan. 1 
next the amalgamation of film inter- 
ests will have been consummated. 
He added that those concerns display- 
ing a disposition to hold back and 
make unreasonable demands for their 
present holdings, had better look out. 



LEASE NEW PHILLY HOUSE. 

Philadelphia, Sept. 12. 
Elliott, Comstock & Gest are re- 
ported to be the successful bidders for 
the lease of the new theater to be 
erected on South Broad street. It is 
to be a combination office building and 
theater to cost about $280,000. David 
Berg and Harry Publicker, distillers 
of this city, are financing the proposi- 
tion and Edward Margolies, of New 
York, has the contract. 



GUS HILL'S MINSTRELS. 

The reports from the road saying 
minstrels are having a big season finan- 
cially so far may have led Gus Hill to 
contemplate the sending out '»f a min- 
strel show, to be known as Gus Hill's 
Minstrels. 

This week Mr. Hill was looking about 
for principals. 



DRAMA FOR FRANCES STARR. 

David Belasco has decided to present 
Frances Starr in a new drama in New 
York about Christmas time. 

The play has been selected but is 
unnamed. 



NO SMOKING IN CINCY. 

Cincinnati ^cot 12. 
State Fire Marshal Flemin-r 's<ncd 

smoking in all Cincinnati theatres, the 
cd'ft cominc: as a prcvcnt-ilivc incisure 
ap'a-nst fires. 

The onlv house affected is the Olym- 
pic, playing burlesque. 



DITRICHSTEIN'S PLAY. 

Calderon de la Barcas' immortal play 
"El Alcade de Zalamea" is to be pro- 
duced in New York in English by 
Leo Ditrichstein, who is to make the 
American adaptation. Calderon is re- 
garded as the greatest of all Spanish 
poets, excepting Lope de Vega. 

Calderon was born in Madrid in 1600. 

"El Alcade of Zalamea" was pro- 
duced in Europe in several languages, 
but never enjoyed any great success in 
Spanish, owing to the inability of the 
various adapters to translate his beau- 
tiful verses. 

The great German poet, Adolf Wild- 
brandt, did it in German and it was 
produced in Vienna at the Burg theatre 
in 1884 with music not from the Spanish 
but employing national melodies from 
a Jewish cantor at Saragossa. 

Mr. Ditrichstein and his company 
leave for Chicago tomorrow to rehearse 
there for two weeks prior to the open- 
ing in Milwaukee. 

KERN BECOMES PARTNER. 

Jerome Kern, the composer, is now 
one of the partners of the T. B. Harms, 
Francis Day & Hunter Music Pub- 
lishing Co., the Harms interests be- 
ing controlled by Louis and Max Drey- 
fuss. 

Kern has contributed a number of 
successes to the firm's catalog. He is 
engaged at present on the score of the 
new Century show with Victor Her- 
bert. Kern also wrote the scores of 
"Oh, Boy," "Love o' Mike," "Have a 
Heart" and many others. 



WAR SONG CONTEST. 

The first War Song Contest will be 
inaugurated at the Fifth Avenue Sept. 
24. 25 and 26. 

Bill Quaid, manager of the house, 
says all the music publishers claim the 
best war song. He will let the Fifth 
Avenue audiences decide it. At the 
night performances the first half any 
publisher may have one or two war 
songs sung. In the elimination, to be 
pauced by the applause, the three songs 
selected will be given another night bv 
themselves for the house to chose the 
final winner. 

It is calculated the turn will run 
about 25 minutes, with from two to 
foi:r minutes dev: .ed to each publisher. 



LOST TEETH FOR DISLOYALTY. 

Cincinnati, Sept. 12. 

Ferdinand C Weiss, former musician 
in John Weber's prize band, was at- 
tacked I)y Joseph Hiegins on the street 
hero .Snndav night becatise he is ;il- 
leeed to have said, "Down with the 
Pr<*sident I'm for the Kaiser." 

Casualty: Four of Weiss' teeth. 



SIXTY PER CENT. LESS COMEDY. 

With America drawn actively into 
the European conflict, the many 
American and Americanized Germann 
who have heretofore professionally 
specialized in the German character 
and dialect are looking around for 
something new to offer, the principals 
fearing the continuance of the war will 
eventually result in that character be- 
coming extinct in American theatres. 

Bob Carlin, one of the standard 
"Dutch" comedians, has eliminated ev- 
ery portion of the character from his 
work, offering a new Aaron Hoffman 
specialty in janitor's ^arb. Many 
others are following Carlin's lead, the 
process of natural elimination having 
taken fully 60 per cent, of German com- 
edy out of theatricals. 



SLACKERS POSTED. 

Cincinnati, Sept. 12. 

District Draft Board No. 3, posting 
the names of drafted men who did 
not appear for physical examination, 
include John Grob and Robert G. 
Brown, showmen, of this city. Grob 
gave his residence as "Cincinnati," and 
Brown registered from the office of 
"The Billboard," in Opera place, here. 
They are the only drafted show people 
who failed to "show up.** It is thought 
that notices mailed were perhaps not 
received. 

Virgil Hoover, a saxophone player, 
of Norwood, a suburb of Cincinnati, 
who has been playing in New York 
cabarets for several months, has joined 
the Third Ohio Artillery Band, and 
left Sept. 10 for the cantonment at 
Montgomery, Ala. 



RAY COX QUITTING STAGE. 

With a vaudeville demand that will 
pay her $1,000 weekly, Ray Cox seems 
to have fully reached a decision to quit 
the stage. 

Miss Cox recently completed a tour 
of the Orpheum Circuit and is now in 
New York. She has taken up Chris- 
tian Science and may become a prac- 
titioner in that field. 



OVFR $13 000 IN DFTROIT. 

The "Hird of F'araf1i<;e" (Morosco) 
at the Gnrrick, Detroit, last week got 
over $13,000. 



OVER 100 V. M. P. A. APPLICATIONS 

^ Pat Casey, general manager of the 
Vaudeville Managers' Protective As- 
sociation, returned to his offices this 
week after an extended trip through 
southern states where he procured ap- 
plications "^for his organization from 
practically every vaudeville circuit and 
independent manaj^er in that section 

The next meeting of the V. M P. 
A. scheduled for Tuesday, .Sept. 18. has 
been postponed because of a Jewish 
holiday fallint; on that date, '^he exact 
date of the meeting will be determined 
this week. 

At the next gathering of the man- 
aL»er«5 nvfr 100 »fH)lic;(ti«»tiv will he 
acted upon, the maioritv coinititf in as 
a rcsnit of Casey's recent trip west 
and south. 



CABLES 



IN PARIS 



Paris, Sept. 1. 

A revur by the Belgian chassonicr 
Enthoven is being played at the cab- 
aret in the Latin Quarter, known as 
the Noctambules. It is a witty eflFort 
of its kind in these war days with a 
strict censor, but considering all places 
of amusement must be closed at 11 p. 
m. we cannot be very nocturnal. Fol- 
lowing the lead of the Pie Qui Chante, 
it is now the fashion for the cabarets 
to give little revues on a big scale. 

At the Gaite Rochechouart, one of 
the oldest cafe concerts in Paris, the 
brothers Volterra are presenting a sort 
of a revue entitled A TAmericaine. But 
what is in a name? 

An excellent revue is being given at 
the Concert Mayol, where Oscar IV 
frenne reigns. It is the best show of 
its kind in town at present. Its title, 
"Sensational Revue," is near the truth, 
there being few male artists in the com 
pany! 

Clement, a comedian of the Odeon 
theatre, is now visiting picture houses 
where war films are shown to speak 
of the civilian's duties in the rear, in 
view of the soldiers' sacrifices on the 
front. The experiment should be ex- 
tended. But the nouveaux riches and 
the profiteers have thick hides which 
will need more than lectures to pene- 
trate. 



R. Baretta has booked Vilbert and 
Bert Angere for the new Quinel revue 
at the Folies Bcrgere. 

The engagement of Gaby Deslys for 
the Casino dc Paris show next season 
is confirmed, the salary being given 
out as $24,000 per month. Leon Vol- 
terra will also have Boucot on the 
same bill. 

In Paris Theatres.— "The Man Who 
Stayed at Home" (Varietes); "Marie 
Tudor" (Odeon); "Folle Nuit" (Ed- 
ouard VII); "Les Deux Vestales" 
(Gymnase); "Madame et son Filleul" 
(Palais Royal); "Petite Maude," "La 
Petite Maison d'Auteuil," etc. (Grand 
Guignol); "Iron Master" (Ambigu); 
"Le Chemineau" (Porte St.-Martin); 
"Le Paradis" (Renaissance); "M. Bour- 
din, Profiteur" (Antoine): "Un Fil a 
la patte" (Dejazet); "Le Sursis" 
(Scala); repertoire at Comedie Fran- 
(;aise and Opera Comique; revue at 
Folies Bergere, Vaudeville. Mayol, 
Marigny, Ambassadeurs, Little Palace, 
Femina, Cigale, Gaite Rochechouart. 



Claude Benedict, stage manager of 
the French theatre in New York, is or- 
panizing a series of performances in 
the suburban theatres of Paris this 
summer, prior to returning to New 
York for the winter season. 



Paris, Aup. 30. 
The Bouffees. now under the man- 
agement of Sacha Guitry fwith a lease 
of 12 years), inaugurated the Parisian 
season last night with a comedy writ- 
ten and played by the versatile director. 
"L'lllusionist" is in four acts. The 
first is a sort of prolog and consists 
of a vaudeville show. A cycling act 
opens the bill, and people bcpin to 
imagine they are at the Alhambra when 
two other numbers follow. The third 
act, however, is part of the plot, beinp 
Yvonne Printemps impersonatinp an 
English girl. Sacha follows and gives 
a neat prestidigitation ptrforinance. A 
fancy lady m the audienct- falls in love 
with him, gains admission to his dress- 
ing room and proposes throuph her 
man friend that the Illusionist (known 
as Brooks, of the Alhambra) shnnld 
give a private show that night in her 
apartments. She tlicn iiianapcs to 
freeze out the man fricricl. and i.s .ilone 
when Brooks arrives. He proves to be 
a greater illusionist in love making, en- 
tirely wins her heart and then betrays 



himself. When he leaves the lady sheds 
a tear at the thought of her shattered 
illusions. The extra charm is in the 
dialog and it forms an amusing comedy 
writen on a slender plot which will be 
a success. 



Schurman, the impresario, is arrang- 
ing to present in Paris the troupe of 
the London Gaiety theatre during the 
forthcoming season. 



The Revue is due at the Theatre Re- 
jane next month; Vautrin will shortly 
be seen at the Theatre Sarah Bern- 
hardt. 



R. Baratta is making arrangements 
with the Variety Theatres Controlling 
Co. for the booking of acts in London 
for the Paris Olympia, in conjunction 
with the Alhambra. By this agreem»;nt 
acts will play a month in Paris, doing 
15 days at each hall. A barring clause 
may figure. 



The Odeon is becoming a home of 
melodrama, Paul Gavault having de- 
cided to revive "The Two Orphans." 
This winter he will also give Sardou's 
"Affaire des Poisons" with the caf6 
concert artiste, Vilbert, and the tra- 
gedian, Desjardins; "Claudie," by 
George Sand, for which Andr6 Mes- 
sager is writing music; "Froment Jeune 
et Risler Aine," by Alphonse Daudet; 
"Pelleas et Melisande," by Maeterlinck. 

Raymond Rose's "Jean d'Arc* is to 
be presented at the Paris Opera, Oct. 
25, with the Covent Garden setting as 
seen in 1913. The main roles will be 
held by Note, Frantz and Mile. Che- 
nal. The opera will later be produced 
in New York. 



Boyau, the French Rugby football 
player, has been killed at the front. He 
was serving in the flying corps. 

In Paris theatres: "L'lllusionist" 
(Bouflfes); "Vautrin" (Sarah Bern- 
hardt); "Iron Master" (Ambigu); "Two 
Orphans" (Odeon) ; "Chemineau" (Porte 
St.-Martin); "Madame et son Filleul" 
(Palais Royal); "Deux Vestales" (Gym- 
nase); "Vous n'avez rien a declarer" 
(Renaissance); "Folte Nuit" (Edouard 
VII); "Petite Maison d'Auteuil," etc 
(Grand Guignol); "Dick, the Police 
D(.g" (Chatelet); "M. Bourdin, Pro- 
fiteur" (Antoine); "Le Sursis" (Scala); 
"Puce a I'oreille" (Dejazet); "The Man 
Who Stayed at Home" (Varietes). 

Repertoire at Comedie Fran(;aise. 
Opera Comique; revues at Vaudeville. 
Folies Bergere, Cigale, Mayol, Rejane.' 

TORPEDOED AND RESCUED. 

London, Sept. 12. 

A party of variety artists, including 
Rastus and Hanks. George Rowland. 
jiiK'uU-r. Paul Stephens, equilibrist, and 
otiicrs. returning from a Scandinavian 
tour had their ship torpedoed and were 
rr^ci'cd by a British patrol boat. 

They landed on the north of Scotland 
little the worse for their thrilling ex- 
1 criciice. All liipeaKC was lost. 

ACTS AT COLISEUM. 

London. Sept. 12. 

At the Coliseum Seymour Hirks. 
^tipi>ortcfl by Isohel Elson. is appcar- 
\v,i\ tliis week in "The Bridal Suite." 

Others on the bill are Dan Rolyat in 
a comedy sketch supported l)y Con- 
stance Worth; also Frank Wliitman. 



Gets "The Great Lover" Rights. 

London. Sept. 12. 
(Mcissmith i^ Laurillard have ac- 
quired the English rights to "The 
Great Lover," from the executors of 
the estate of Sir Herbert Tree. 



AIR RAIDS AND NIGHT BUSINESS. 

London, Sept. 12. 

The moonlight air raids has affected 
the night business at the theatres, but 
business at the matinees is capacity 
everywhere. 

The pro-ams of a number of thea- 
tres are prmting announcements anent 
the air raids. The announcements are 
fashioned much after the style of those 
in the programs of the New York 
theatres regarding the fire exits with 
the "don't run, walk" advice. 

The information is to the effect that 
the audience will be warned from the 
stage fully 20 minutes in advance of 
any air raids. 

LONDON'S LONG RUNS. 

London, Sept. 12. 

"The Three Daughters of M. Du- 
pont" celebrated its 100th performance 
at the Ambassadors Sept. 6. 

Daly's theatre hit its 250th perform- 
ance of "The Maid of the Mountains" 
yesterday. 

"General Post" gives its 250th show 
at the Haymarket Sept. 16. 



VICTORIA-PALACE BILL 

London, Sept. 12. 
Van Hoven is back at the Victoria 
Palace this week; also on the bill are 
Clarice Mayne and "That," George 
Mozart, Sam Mayo. 



ONLY SON KILLED IN AaiON. 

London, Sept. 12. 
Mrs. Carl Rosa's only son has been 
killed in action. 



SIR GEORGE IMPROVING. 

London, Sept. 12. 
Sir George Alexander's health is im- 
proving daily and his complete recovery 
can reasonably be looked for in the 
near future. 



Stormont Shows New Sketch. 

London, Sept. 12. 
Leo Stormont produced a new 
sketch, "The Doctor's Duel," by J. E. 
MacManus, at the Chelsea Palace. 



Arthur Royce for Himself. 

London, Sept. 12 
Arthur Royce, for two years with 
the Will Collins Agency, started in 
business for himself at Broadmead 
House, Panton street. 



"The Clock" Is Musical Fantasy. 

London, Sept. 12. 
Sybil Arundel is presenting this week 
at the Hippodrome, Golders Green, a 
new musical fantasy entitled "The 
Clock." 




"TRELAWNY" REVIVED. 

London, Sept. 12. 

At the New theatre "Trclawny of 
the Wells" was revived Sept. 7, with 
Irene Vanbrugh and Dion Boucicault 
in their original parts, supported by 
William Farrcn, Ben Webster, E. M. 
Robson, Hilda Trevelyan, Nina Seven- 
ing, Polly Emery. 

It was splendidly played and given an 
enthusiastic reception. It is undoubt- 
edly a pronounced success. 



ENGLISH EQUITY CONTRACT. 

London, Sept. 12. 
The Actors' Association is preparing 
a new standard contract which pro- 
vides for half salaries during rehearsals, 
up tp $50 a week, and engagements 
must be for the run of a piece with 
no fortnight's notice clause. 



LONDON OPENINGS. 

London, Sept. 12. 
The premiere of "The Yellow 
Ticket" at the Playhouse was post- 
poned until today; "The Boy" at the 
Adelphi to Sept. 14; the Queens, which 
closed Sept. 9, reopens with "The Off 
Chance" Sept. 19. 



"ARLETTE" MELODIOUS. 

London, Sept. 12. 

"Arlette," which opened at the 
Shaftesbury Sept. 6, is a channing 
operette, with a good story, melodious 
music, plenty of comedy, magnificent 
scenery and costumes. 

Joe Coyne, Stanley Lupino, Winifred 
Barnes were the chief scorers. 



PLAY'S CERTAIN DEATH. 

London, Sept. 12. 
"The Pacifists" was produced at St. 
James's Sept. 4. It is a poor play, un- 
worthy of the author and the title 
would kill an even better piece. 



YEARLY FOR 3 YEARS. 

London, Sept. 12. 
Max Darewski, pianist, has signed to 
appear 16 weeks each season at the 
Palladium for the next three years. 



Appearing While on Leave. 

London, Sept. 12. 
Two Rascals and JacolDsen. on a 
short leave from France, are appearing 
at Finsbury Park Empire this week. 



SENDING MUSIC TO FRANCE. 

Sheet music and portable musical 
instruments of all kinds are in great 
demand among the American troops in 
France. Three thousand sheets of late 
numbers with 30 different titles were 
shipped abroad this week at the re- 
quest of E. C. Carter, who is at the 
head of the Y. M. C. A. force of sec- 
retaries carrying on the v/ork among 
the expeditionary forces. 

.An individual appeal has been made 
to every American publisher to ship as 
many copies of music as he can pos- 
sibly spare, while the instrument 
houses have likewise "been individually 
canvassed by the V. M. C. A. officials 
for any wares they might feel dis- 
posed to present to the troops. 



WORKING OUT COMEDY SCENE. 

Savoy and Brcnnan. who were to 
have left for London diirinc: the month, 
have revoked their sailinu: dates in fa- 
vor of an ciigatjemcnt at the Century 
theatre, where thev are to do a comedy 
scene with Lew Fields. 

Bert Savoy at one time appeared 
with John Russell, of the former Rus- 
sell Brothers. The Russell r?rotlicrs 
some years ago were at the Wcbor tS: 
Fields Music Hall, where they did a 
scene witli Weber and hields. 



Lew Kelly Gone Abroad. 
FRANK VAN HOVEN . ^-^^^ !^^''>; '^'^^ ^'V^^^'^ ^."' ^^i'^^^VV' 

Like, this photograph so much he cabled to '/'^V"/ ^n^ ^^-n "^f^^' ^"^ ^'''?u*^'^, 
have it repeated. He wouldn't dare do lo ii h^rt de Lourville forces on the otlier 
he was in America. side. 



VAUDEVILLE 



FIRST "HARD-FAST" CONTRACT 
OF SEASON GOES TO TANGUAY 



United Booking Offices Engage Cyclonic Comedienne for Full 

Route, Commencing October 1 at Riverside, New York. 

Agreement Precludes Picture or Production Work 

Meantime. 



The Harry Weber agency has routed 
Eva Tanpuay for a big time vaudeville 
route, commencing Oct. 1 at Keith's 
Riverside, New York, running until 
next summer. 

The Tanguay-United Booking Offices 
contract are said to be of the "hard and 
fast" kind, described in Variety last 
week as lately issued by the U. B. O. 
This particular agreement contains no 
cancellation clause. It would mean Miss 
Tanguay will remain in vaudeville for 
the period routed, regardless of any 
picture or production oflfer she might 
receive meanwhile. 

The animated star has hut recentlj 
finished a feature film, called "The Wild 
Girl," that is shortly to be exhibited as 
an entire entertainment on Broadway. 



BERLIN'S DEFERRED HIT. 

The first nighters at "The Rambler 
Rose" (Empire), Monday night, were 
unanimous after the performance in 
stating the unqualified hit of the per- 
formance from a number stan^^point 
was an interpolated song, entitled 
"Poor Little Rich Girl's Dog," written 
by Irving Berlin. 

The number was written by Berlin 
over a year ago and then intended for 
Sam Bernard in "The Century Girl." 
Bernard was impressed with the hong, 
but when the show uptown opened last 
season the number was not visible, 
much to the disappointment of the 
comedian, who had counted on it. 

At the Empire Joe Cawthorne put 
♦he song over with a resounding bang. 

ROUTE TAKEN AWAY. 

BankoflF and Girlie have had their en- 
tire season's route cancelled by the 
executives of the United Booking Of- 
fices, being among the first several acts 
routed by that agency. 

While the cause of the move is not 
as yet known, it is understood the ac- 
tion was taken because the act played 
Erie, Pa., last week, in an opposition 
theatre. 



INFANTILE PARALYSIS AGAIN I 

Davenport, la., Sept. 5. 
The police have ordered all children 
under the age of 15 barred from the 
theatres and amusement parks through 
an epidemic of infantile paralysis now 
prevailing in Davenport. 



EMERSON IN LUDLOW ST. 

Richard Emerson, a German artist 
and business manac'^er of the Three 
Emersons. in vaudeville, has been 
sentenced to a throe-month term in 
Ludlow street jail. Now York, having 
failed to comply with court orders 
anont the support of his wife. 

Emerson was one of the active par- 
ticipnnts in the recent White Rat 
strike, following whicn his wife in- 
stituted suit against him for support, 
asking weekly alimony. 



J. BERNARD FALLS. 

T. Bernard Dyllyn. said to he the 
wealthiest actor in America (despite 
his futile efforts to disguise the fact), 
is said to hove taken to the rich men's 
pastime, golf. 

Dyllyn's favorite pastime hitherto 
has been visitinp the Tnunicipal insti- 
tutions aiding financiallv and other- 
w'i«ie Hie sick aufl dtsiitnte, a trait, in- 
cidentally, for which he deserves un- 
bounded credit. 

Dyllyn is training for an 18-hole 



match with Eddie Foy on the latter's 
return from the Coast. 



ANIMAL TRAINER ATTACKED. 

Dallas, Tex., Sept. 12. 

Martha Florene, animal trainer with 
the Al G. Barnes Circus, vas serious- 
ly injured during the parade at Wau- 
rika, Okla., Sept. 7. She was riding in 
the cage with seven leopards when 
they suddenly attacked her. One of 
the leopards had such s^ firm grip 
upon her arm its head had to be en- 
tirely severed from its body before 
her arm could be released. Three of 
the leopards were killed in the struggle 

Miss Florene was rushed immediately 
to All Saints hospital at Port Worth. 



GRANVILLE'S DEPOT BRIGADE. 

Bernard Granville, now a private in 
the 71st Regiment, assigned to recruit- 
ing duty, is endeavoring to form what 
i« known in military parlance is a 
Depot Brigade, to consist of 100 pri- 
vates, all attached to Granville's regi- 
ment and whose duty will be a 90-mm- 
ute drill weekly. They will never be 
called upon to leave the state of New 
York, but must answer any summons 
to suppress riots, etc. 

With the brigade formed Granville 
will be in line to apply for a captain's 
commission, the formation of the bri- 
gade entitling him to that privilege, 
although to procure the commission he 
must comply with all military regula- 
tions and pass the required examina- 
tion. 



DOOLEY ALIMONY INCREASE. 

Camden, N. J., Sept. 12. 

Vice-Chancellor Leaming Monday, 
on the petition of the former wife of 
Johnny Dooley, who was Florence 
May, a non-professional, increased the 
alimony allowed her of $12 weekly 
when securing a divorce from Dooley 
some months ago. 

The petition alleged Dooley, now en- 
gaged by the Shuberts, and of Dooley 
and Rugel, had advanced his salary to 
$500 weekly. A telegram from Dooley 
was received, assenting to the Chan- 
cellor's ruling. 

The Dooleys were former residents 
of this city. 



SHOEMAKER POSING. 

Cincinnati, Sept. 12. 

Royal Schlenker disturbed the tran- 
quility of theatrical Cincinnati for a few 
mornents this week when he ordered \Z 
musicians to report at the Grand oi)cra 
house, where he said he intended stag- 
ing a big production. 

Eventual investigation disclosed that 
Schlenker was a shoe worker who plays 
pianos for dances at night time. It is 
understood he has been .irrested by 
Federal officials for alleged dispiiaging 
remarks made against the President. 



N. V. A. Election in December. 

The election of officers to the Na- 
tional Vaudeville Artists. Inc.. will be 
held sometime durinp DecrmSer in or- 
der that the new officials vill be in of- 
fice when the orpani/ation removes to 
it>* new hcadnuarters on West 46th 
street, the late home of the former 
WMte R^t-s' Actors' I'tvoji 

Trie htiiinini; is heinp entireW re- 
modeled for the entrance of the N. 
V. A. 



CENTURY'S SUNDAY SHOWS. 

It appears to have been definitely 
fixed that Sunday vaudeville concerts 
will be given at the Century theatre 
this season, commencing with the open- 
ing of the new production there. 

The Century will oppose the Winter 
Garden on the Sunday night entertain- 
ment. The Garden started its bills last 
Sunday. Just now it has "The Show 
of Wonders" to draw upon, also "The 
Passing Show of 1917'* soon going out, 
but remaining within jumping distance 
of New York for some time, and in ad- 
dit on the new material of the new 
Winter Garden production, now prepar- 
ing. 

Some of the principals of the new 
Garden show are Ada Lewis, Leah 
Nora, Sylvia Jason, Frank Tinney, 
James J. Corbett, Ed. Wynn, The Ca- 
smos. The new Fred J. Ardath act, 
"The Decorators," slapstick, somewhat 
after the style of Willard Simms' 
vaudeville turn, is to be in the show. 

Both the Garden's performance and 
also the Columbia theatre vaudeville 
bill of Sunday played to big business. 

SINGERS' CONVENTION. 

' Lockport, N. Y., Sept. 12. 

The opening date for the convention 
here of the leading soloists of the 
musical world is set for Sept. 28. Sing- 
ers from all parts of the country will 
attend. 

Former President Taft is expected 
to be present. A. A. Van de Mark, 
well known in musical circles, has 
charge of the event. 



BELLE BAKER FOR A MONTH. 

Opening next week at the Alhambra, 
Belle Baker will stay at the Harlem 
stand a solid month, changing her 
repertoire of numbers weekly. 

Miss Baker's popularity in the upper 
section of the city resulted in the rour- 
week booking, this being the first time 
a single act has had a run of that 
length in Harlem since Eva Tanguay 
staged her celebrated "Salome" dance 
there for a nine-week run in midsum- 



mer. 



DIVORCES IN CHICAGO. 

Chicago, Sept. 12. 

Jack Frazer (in private life John 
Fitzpatrick), of the Weber, Beck and 
Frazer Trio, was granted a divorce in 
the local courts from Helen Violette 
(Helen McDemus). Attorney L. A. 
Berezniak represented Frazer. 

Divorce action has also been in- 
stituted through the Berezniak offices 
in behalf of Dorothy Toye against Les- 
ter Emerson Stinson. 



TALK IN CLAYTON ACT. 

When the Bessie Clayton act resumes 
its vaudeville tour Lester Sheehan will 
not support the principal, differences 
having arisen between Sheehan and the 
management of the production which 
resulted in his withdrawal from the 
cast. 

Instead Miss Clayton will have two 
dancers, with speaking parts. The in- 
terpolation of dialog in the specialtv 
precluded Sheehan's participation as 
well, his inability to handle lines elimi- 
nating him as a contender. Sheehan 
was the first dancing partner with Miss 
Clayton in her present arrangement. 



Flags for Pillow Tops. 

Manager Bob O'Donnell. of the Har- 
lem O. H.. is helning business along 
with "special nights." 

One of his latest ideas is to give 
away flags of all nations wV<ich can 
he made into pillow tops The girls 
up that way are falling for the dis- 
tribution. 



Two Screeners In 

T.o<; Atu'elcs Scptrni1)cr 12. 

Ruth Roiand. the screen star, has a 
Pantaees contract. She opened in 
Seattle last week. 



ACTOR KILLS SALESMAN. 

New Orleans, Scpt« 12. 

Roller Clayton shot and killed a 
traveimg salesman whom he found in a 
room in tliia c«iy with his wue, Lulu 
Ruth Clayton. 

The Llayions have been separated 
for some tune. Under ihe name of 
Clayton and Ruth, they formerly ap- 
peared in the louthern snull time 
vaudeville houses. 

Clayton, m custody, informed the po- 
lice his wife began to grow cold and 
told him she had been dreaming of 
blond men. 



EDWARDS' LAST ''KID'' ACT. 

When Lfus Edwards completes his 
production of "The Belle of Toytown," 
he will have given his final "kid ' act to 
the vaudeville stage, havmg decided to 
place the future of aspiring juven.les 
in the hands of others. 

Mr. Edwards will confine his future 
efforts to his music publishing busi- 
ness and the production of revues and 
vaudeville acts in which matured in- 
dividuals will be featured. 

Edwards was the first to commercial- 
ize the possibilities of "kids" on the 
stage, his original "Schooldays" de- 
veloping into a headline act that event- 
ually resulted in its dramatization into 
a full show. Since then he has pro- 
duced a large number of other produc- 
tions carrying juveniles exclusively, the 
principals eventually graduating into 
mdividual attractions. 



BARNES IN ''OH JUSTINE.** 

T. Ro]r Barnes was engaged Monday 
as principal comedian for the Justine 
Johnstone production of **Oh Justine," 
now preparmg for the 44th Street Roof, 
where it will commence its nightly per- 
formance at nine. 



STILL >FTER MONEY 

Chicago, Sept. 12 

Arthur Darve, formerly with a musi- 
cal act known ai the Opera Quintette, 
is in charffe of the White Stars' Actor 
Union omce here, Joe Birnet again 
having gone on the road with a three- 
act. 

It it insistently stated dues are still 
being paid by acts tfnd forwarded by 
Darve mto the New York office of the 
White Rats, located on a cross-town 
street not far above Times Square. 

The reason for Birnes agam taking 
to the road is for missionary work 
among former Rats, probably to per- 
suade them to "give up." 

Recently Birnes offered his services 
to the Government, and now Joe has a 
button, showing that he is enrolled in 
the United States Public Service Re- 
serves, whose members are for Fed- 
eral service at any place the Govern- 
ment directs. 



"Stone Age" in Storage. 

"The Stone Age" scene, one of thf» 
features with last season's Century 
show, was tried for one performance 
with the current "Follies" production, 
the idea being to take the section o* 
the road provided it came up to ex- 
pectations as a part of the Ziegfeld 
production. 

After the try-out it waq sent to the 
storehouse and will not be seen by the 
suburbanites. 



Havez & Dale, Material Firm. 

Jean Havez has formed a partner- 
ship with William Dale (late of Bol 
and Dale), for the writing of special 
material for vaudevillinns 

Dale will devote himself to dialog 
and Harvez to the lyrics A staflF of 
composers has been recruited. 

Thev are located in the New York 
theatre building. 



Century Principals R^hears-ng. 

T'-e pr>nCM)'U for il>c Ut\\ TVllMiry 
pt O'lrict'on. "M'«is 1017" wvr cilled for 
rr'-raisal vfftfrHay (Th'ir^'^ay ), 

T'^e chorus has ')een in ehcarsal over 
a week. 



VAUDELVILLE 



STRIKES IN SEVERAL CITIES BY 
STAGE HANDS AND MUSICIANS 



Cleveland, Dayton, BufFalo, Memphis, Winnipeg and San 

Francisco Locals Involyed. At Two Points Picture 

Operators Out. Nashville and Indianapolis 

Troubles Adjusted. 



The apparent tranquility that has 
been on the surface of union theatrical 
waters was broken last week when re- 
ports of trouble in different sections, 

contingencies that involved union mu- 
sicians, union stage hands and union 
operators. 

For some time negotiations have been 
on between the musicians and stage 
hands in Cleveland to obtain an in- 
crease in the union scale there. Last 
week the negotiations conducted by the 
musicians failed and word was received 
in New York Monday non-union men 
had been put to work this week at 
Keith's Hippodrome, Cleveland. With 
the musicians unable to get their in- 
creases, the stage hands, through an 
agreement reached locally some time 
ago, immediately abandoned their ef- 
forts on the scale issue and joined their 
union musicians in the walkout. 

Unless the local (Cleveland) can ad- 
just its present trouble the Alliance 
will not take any hand, although Oscar 
Sheck, deputy organizer, has charge of 
the stage hands interests at present. 

The Cleveland stage hands' local is 
No. 27 and the musicians, 34. 

At Dayton, O., where the union men 
at Keith's are of) duty, claiming the 
management refused to accede to a de- 
mand for a wage increase, the mem- 
bers of No. 66 are not working. All 
the other Davton houses are reported 
as granting the increase. The Dayton 
trouble is in the hands of the Dayton 
local for the present. 

Trouble at , Buffalo was reported 
Monday, with' Prtsident Charles C. 
Shay, of the I. A. T. S. E., there in 
person. He stopped off on his way 
east from the big meeting of the Amer- 
ican Federation of Labor, held in Min- 
neapolis for the purpose of counteract- 
ing any effect that the expected meet- 
ing of the "peace rabbits" might have 
had at that point, but which was pre- 
vented by the state and city authori- 
ties. 

The Buffalo trouble is with the film 
operators (Local No. 229), with many 
local picture theatres there without the 
services of union men. The stage 
hands' local, No. 10, is not involved, 
as the theatres signed an agreement 
with it a few weeks ago. 

Reports also reached New York this 
week the union stage hands (Local No. 
169) at Loew's Lyceum, Memphis, had 
walked out upon the management's re- 
fusal to grant the salary increase asked 
for by the stage hands. 

At Winnipeg Monday the picture op- 
erators in a score of film houses quit 
when the owners (reported as affiliated 
with the Managers' Association) de- 
clined to grant a slight increase asked 
by the union men. Only the m. p. o. 
local 299 is affected at Winnipeg. Non- 
union operators are understood to be 
working the machines at present there. 

There is trouble in San Francisco, 
with the matter likely to be settled be- 
fore the first of the week. It appears 
there was an argument about the new 
wage scale demanded by the S. F. union 
of stage hands (No. 16) and which at 
first was declined by the managers, 
with the stage hands offering a com- 
proniise. which may be accepted. 

There is no trouble in either Nash- 
ville or Indianapolis, although there is 
talk here the musicians iu ilic Iloosie; *^ 
capital may be mixed up in an arcru- 
ment shortly. The Nashville union 
!r<'nl)le was rccrntly straightened out, 
while a new agreement was recently 
Kigncd in Indianapolis by the m. p. 



operators. For a time the Indian- 
apolis argument waxed hot and heavy, 
with a court injunction matter one of 
the things settled by the agreement. 

Dayton, O., Sept. 12. 

Refusal of the management to meet 
the new wage scale demanded by the 
^mion resulted in a walkout of all 
stagehands and electricians at Keith's, 
which may result in a serious situa- 
tion if not settled within a very short 
time. 

All stagehands in Dayton had been 
paid ^5 a^ week, a sum in excess of 
what IS paid in a considerable number 
of houses throughout the country. 
Some time ago agitation arose among 
the men for an increase of $3 per 
week. A meeting of the union was 
called, and it was decided to take 
action Tuly 1,^ which action was post- 
poned by national headquarters in N. 
Y. until August 1. 

At the later date set a new situa- 
tion arose, which tended to alter the 
case for the time being. Five acts 
of summer vaudeville at 10-20 were 
at the theatre, and action was again 
deferred until September 1. Labor 
Day decisive plans were carried out. 
The New York headmiarters. then in 
conference with J. J. Murdock, repre- 
senting the Keith interests, were in- 
formed of the move, and wired back a 
quick settlement was to be expected, 
followed on Wednesday morning by 
a wire stating nothing had been de- 
cided upon as yet. The men decided 
to walk out Thursdav if no word was 
received to the effect that a setti**- 
ment had been made. Thursday W. 
R. Record, president and business man- 
ager of the local, upon the silence of 
headquarters, put the demands of the 
men before Manager Tames L. Wp'^^' 
(Keith's), which culminated in a walk- 
out just before the matinee. Mr. 
Weed, with the assistance of the 
treasurer, assistant treasurer, janitor 
and an usher, set the stage, and the 
matinee went on. Thursdav night, the 
big night of the week in Dayton, the 
police had to be called out to ciear 
the street in front of the theatre as 
a result of the large crowd clamoring 
for admission. The lobby was 
jammed for an hour and a half. Both 
shows were given and the crowd went 
home ignorant of the fact that the 
stage was being worked bv Mr. Weed ^mcnt. 



and his assistants, and also in igno- 
rance of the strike. 

Friday morning three pickets ap- 
peared with placards denouncing the 
house and warning the public not to 
patronize it, that a strike was in effect. 
Mr. Record again conferred with Mr. 
Weed, but to no avail. 

It was then serious picketing com- 
menced. It began with three men 
carrying banners in front of the 
theatre, two men passing out hand- 
bills and a number of automobiles 
carrying banners stating that the 
Keith theatre was unfair to organized 
labor. In an interview with Mr. 
Record he stated that the matter would 
be taken up with the local trades 
council, but that no efforts would be 
made to call out the musicians as they 
had no cause for complaint. 

Mr. Weed told Variety's corre- 
spondent the matter would be taken 
up by the New York office, and 
any action made by him would be 
governed by that decision. He also 
added that any overtures toward 
settlement would have to be made by 
the strikers, and no effort would be 
made to get the old men back as the 
non-union men were ably handling the 
situation. 

When Max Hurtig, manager of the 
Lyric, heard of the trouble in Dayton 
he immediately granted an increase in 
wages, with a few special features 
added. 

Last night Manager Weed stated 
there would be no settlement of the 
strike by the Keith management this 
week. Picketing was still in prog- 
ress last evening, with the attendance 
at Keith's very good notwithstanding. 

Cincinnati, Sept. 12. 

The truce in the musicians strike, 
which went into effect for seven days, 
beginning last week, has been extend- 
ed for a similar period, « nd it is be- 
lieved that peace is in sight. 

The truce was called so that the 
Grand could open, and extended for 
the benefit of Lyric patrons. Manager 
Heuck, of the Lyric, was arranging 
to do without an orchestra this week, 
for "Nothing But The Truth" is a 
farce. 

Meetings of managers and musicians 
are being held daily. The melody men 
want a guarantee of 30 weeks a sea- 
son, but the managers refuse to grant 
it. It is thought this clause will be 
modified. 

Oklahoma City, September 12. 
The local theatrical union trouble 
has all been cleared up, and according 
to the new arrangement all houses 
will be operating this winter with 
union men, neither side claiming any 
victory. 



Pantages' Cantonment House 
San Francisco, September 12. 
According to reports Pantages will 
build a theatre at American Lake, near 
Tacoma, Wash., a big army canton- 




LOEW AND THE SOUTHWEST. 

Chicago, September 12. 

Marcus Loew's invasion of the south 
is now to be extended to the south- 
west according to present plans. 

Several Loew representatives are 
known to be working in Louisiana, 
Texas and Oklahoma. These men have 
been instructed, it is said, to skip the 
towns where Pantages' bookings now 
attain. These latter towns have Hod- 
kins' houses, which this season passed 
on to the "Pan" books. 



$1,000,000 THEATRE IN L. A. 

Los Angeles. Sept. 12. 

A new million-dollar theatre is being 
built here at the corner of Broadway 
and Third street. The house is to be in 
readiness some time in November. It 
will be operated by Ackerman & Har- 
ris and Grauman. 

The business section of the town, 
especially the department store sec- 
tion, is moving. Heretofore the stores 
have been on Broadway between Third 
and Ninth streets, but at present three 
of the Broadway stores are beginning 
buildings on Seventh street. It looks 
as though that thoroughfare is to be 
the main street in the future. 



CHORUS PEOPLE'S UNION. 

The first formal steps for the forma- 
tion of the proposed Theatrical Fed- 
eration of Actors and Actresses has 
resulted in Federation charters being 
applied for the following locals: No. 1. 
New York (International Actors* 
Union); 2, Boston: 3. San Francisco: 
4, Chicago; 5, Philadelphia; Hebrew 
Legitimate Actors. Hebrew Variety 
Actors, Hebrew Chorus Union, Ger- 
man Variety Artists and the Ameri- 
can Chorus Union. 

The latest application to reach Hugh 
Frayne's New York offices is that of 
the American Chorus Union — a new 
body that includes both male and fe- 
male members engaged in all kinds of 
chorus work from grand opera down 
to musical comedy. 



TRAUB TAKES N. Y. G. 0. H. 

According to report, Henry Traub, of 
the Olympic, Brooklvn, will have the 
Grand opera house (8th avenue), New 
York, when the present lease to Mor- 
ris Schoenb*»ck expires Sept. 1, 1918. 

Schoenbeck is said to have the back- 
ing of a wealthy shoe manufacturer. 
His house has been on the bad list of 
the Vaudeville Managers' Protective 
Association, but it is understood Scho- 
enbeck has made application to the V 
M. P. A. to have the Grand admitted 
to the membership of that organization. 
It will likely be acted upon next week 



BIG TIME IN LOUISVILLE. 

It seems quite probable the Keith 
big-time vaudeville policv will be re- 
stored to the Mi.ry Anderson theatre 
here, with the pop vaudeville bills now 
at Keith's allowed to remain there, giv- 
ing the town both brands of the Krith 
shows. 

Big time was formerly at the A!ary 
Anderson, but later shifted to Keith's. 
It has been replaced t^ ere for the past 
two summers by the pjp policy, for the 
hot weather only. 



SINGER'S RETURN PAN-DATE. 

Singer's Midgets have contracted to 
repeat over the Pantacres' circuit this 
season, the new bookings starting Feb- 
ruary 24. 

The act was the best draw ever 
known in the "Pan" houses. 



HARKY SHf A On the Left. 

The old whcpzp about "thf bull" sugftPHts Itsrif in this snnp.shot taken of Ilnrrv Shea ami a 
native In the country v^here the vaudeville man spent h\% vnrntjon 

In the picture Mr. Shea is bigger than a house. The building to the extreme left looks 
very much like the theatre Mrs. May Shea books at Hackensack. N. J. 

, . '']*'■, *;V* •' supposed to be a surprise party on Mr. Shea. It ▼'as Incited by an Intliratc 
friend of Harry '■, mii Uuald. 



Two Agencies Claim Act 
Two agencies were claiming the 
booking rights to the Lillian Watson 
and Dnrntliv Clark act ♦'"•!« wee!-:. 
Harry Fitzgerald and Rcre Si Curtis 
liavc been listing time, with tJie 
fcr:ncr empowered to act by Miss 
Watson. 

The booking rights will probably 
have to be settled by the U. B. O. 



VAUDE,VILLE 



McVICKER'S, CHICAGO, CAPACmf 
^INCREASING FROM. J ,300 TO 2,900 

Jones, Linick & Schaefer's Pop. Vaudeville House in Windy 
City to be Wholly Remodeled. Possible Preparation 

for New Statelake's Advent. 



Chicago, Sept. 12. 

Jones, Linick & Schaefer have had 
extensive plans drawn for remodehng 
McVicker's by next summer, to in- 
crease the seating capacity from 1,300, 
as at present, to 2,900. 

The alterations will do away with the 
shops in the theatre building, and the 
new arrangement will place all the seats 
on two tloors. 

The proposed opening of the State- 
lake next year by the Martin Beck in- 
terests may have had something to do 
with the McVicker's improvement. The 
latter house plays pop vaudeville, 
booked by the Loew Circuit. While 
vaudeville is also to be played at the 
Statelake, the exact brand has not as 
yet been announced. 



FOX PAYING HIGHER SALARIES? 

According to report, the William 
Fox vaudeville circuit is paying higher 
salaries this season than it did last. 
Commencing this week the Fox houses 
are again playing three shows or more 
daily. During the summer some held 
but two performances a day. 

Fox has about four and one-half 
weeks of time. It is leagued with no 
other booking ofHce nor does it book 
outside houses. The big time circuits 
have declared against their acts ap- 
pearing in Fox houses, previous to ful- 
filling big time bookings or if big time 
is looked for, and this condition has 
resulted in acts asked to play the Fox 
time demanding an increase in salary, 
it is said. 



PALACE PRODUCTION REPORT. 

Chicago, Sept. 12. 

While the report the Shuberts had 
leased the Palace here for productions 
seems to have been in error as far as 
a rental proposition is concerned, it 
is repeated that house is to play the 
Shuberts shows, but with the Martin 
Beck faction remaining as the opera- 
tors of it, housing the Shubert attrac- 
tions on the customary sharing basis. 

The Palace, according to the story, 
is m. Ving $150,000 a year, and could 
not well lease. The deal seems to be 
dependent upon the final decision con- 
cerning the vaudeville policy to be 
given at the new Sta'telake of Beck's, 
when that house is completed. 

Mort Singer, who represents the 
Beck interests at this point, and is in- 
dividually concerned in the properties, 
denies any deal has been made to 
lease the Palace. 

Some claim the arrangement with 
the Shuoerts is for them to play musi- 
cal attractions at the Palace for the 
next five rummers, in the hot weather 
only. 



PICTURES IN FORSYTHE, ATLANTA 

Atlanta, Sept. 12. 

The Forsythe will not be a link in 
the SQUtlicni United Booking Othces' 
chain this season, the management de- 
ciding to drop playing U. B. O. vaude- 
ville. 

The I^'orsythe will have a straight pic- 
ture policy, having decided upon for the 
structure. The reopening date has not 
ab yet been set. 



G. O. H., Syracuse, Held by Robbins. 

Syracuse, N. Y.. Sept. 12. 

According to rumor, Nathan Kobbins 
has acriiiirc'l cfiiitrol of the Grand 
oj^crs l^ousc, Syrp.ruse, N. Y., formerly 
the home of Keith vatidcville there. 

The house is being redecorated, with 
a new entrance on Fayette street. It 



is expected to be completed and in 
readiness for an opening this fall, at 
which time it will house pop vaude- 
ville. 



HOLDING BACK CONTRACTS. 

Complaints have been made lately 
that a number of agents have been 
withholding contracts from acts booked 
in I^ew York until the second day of 
the acts' appearance, the idea being to 
stop any squabble in case of a cancella- 
tion or salary dispute. 

The matter seems to be up to the 
acts themselves to demand contracts 
before making an appearance. 



''CATCHING'' NEW ACTS. 

S. K. Hodgdon has evolved a new 
system in the United Booking Offices 
to insure the producers of new vehicles 
they will be reviewed and properly 
reported upon before the agency 
bookers. 

Semi-weekly lists are compiled of 
every new act playing in and around 
New York, and those are distributed to 
the employees of the booking offices, 
with instructions to cover as many as 
possible without any individual assign- 
ments. 

The system ha^ provrr^ satisfactory 
in its initial stage, the reports for the 
current week outnumbermg any pre- 
vious week during the past season. 



PRODUCING •'GIRL ACTS." 

Eddie Small and Harrington Rey- 
nolds have formed a partnership and 
will hereafter produce "girl acts." 
Reynolds has temporarily retired from 
the stage and will in the future devote 
the greater portion of his time to pro- 
ducing. 

The first of their productions will be 
entitled "Out There," with 10 people, 
featuring Estelle House. It is ex- 
pected to open out of town around 
Sept. 24. 

"Oh, the Women," in which Rey- 
nolds was last season featured over 
the Pantages Circuit, was sold out- 
right to Marty Brooks, while Harrv 
Rapf purchased "The Haberdashery 
and has already reorganized it with 
James Grayden in the lead. 

Small Towns Taking on Pop. 

While the prosperity wave has hit 
certain sections of the country of late, 
it appears as though the smaller New 
York State towns have also started to 
feel its effect. Many managers are be- 
ginning to book vaudeville where pic- 
tures heretofore have been placed. 

Numerous munition factories are 
scattered throughout the northern sec- 
tion of the state and it is the towns 
within those districts installing the 
small time policy. 

With the beginning of the fall sea- 
son Joe Eckl has added the following 
towns to his bookings: Glens Falls 
(Empire) and Oneonta (Oneonta), 
three acts on a split week policy; 
Rochester (Victoria), two acts, split 
week; Oneida (Madison) and Elmira 
(Lyceum), four acts, split week; Illion 
(Tllion) (formerly booked by Walter 
Plimmer), five acts, split week. 



Coast Managers Traveling East. 

Chicago, Sept. 12. 
Sam Harris and Irving Ackerman 
(Ackerman & Harris), the Pacific 
Coast vaudeville managers, are due here 
tomorrow, enroute to New York. 



PRODUCERS IN WRONG. 

Two or three producers of acts most- 
ly manufactured for the small time and 
of the girlie types are reported "in 
wrong" with the booking heads of the 
United Booking Offices. 

A couple have been informed their 
turns will not be placed in United 
houses. 

The cause is suspected as from the 
producers placing their material on 
other circuits. When ■ call has been 
made by the United bookers for one of 
the acts, the information haf been re- 
turned "It is working." 

The producers say they had to keep 
the acts engaged to keep them together 
and would have willingfy placed any of 
the turns on the U. a. O. time if a 
route and salary could have been agreed 
upon. 



THE 



TAX ON THEATRES. 



VICTORIA ON 12STH STREET. 

The new Loew theatre on 125th 
street, due to open Monday night, Sept. 
24j has been named Loew's Victoria. It 
will play Loew's regular vaudeville 
shows. 

Loew's 7th Avenue, now holding 
those bills, will probably revert to pic- 
tures. Marcus Loew, it is said, would 
have played legit combinations in the 
7th Avenue, but neither the Shuberts 
nor Klaw & Erlanger could furnish him 
with a satisfactory list of attractions for 
the season. 

The new Loew theatre at Washing- 
ton will be called Loew's Metropoli- 
tan. 



Another Staten Iiland Theatre. 

Moses & Johnson are building a new 
theatre at Stapleton, S. L, the esti- 
mated cost being $175,000. 

The M. & J. firm is the same one 
that has leased the Empire, Paterson, 
N. J., for dramatic stock, with Harry 
Home director-in-chief. 

Richmond has the only other regu- 
lar theatre on Staten Island. 



Pat Woods Booking Keith's Bronx. 
The vaudeville bills for Keith's 
Bronx theatre, taking on pop vaude- 
ville next week, will be booked by Pat 
Woods in the United Booking Offices. 
Young Mr. Woods is also booking 
Woonsocket and Pawtucket 

The Bronx will play six acts on a 
split week and feature films. 



Dyckman Changei Booker. 

The Dyckman, booked for its first 
week by the Sheedy agency, was shifted 
to the B. S. Moss books Monday, Dan- 
ny Simmons to handle the shows until 
further notice. 

A feature film may be shortly added 
to the Dyckman bill. 



Loew Renews Lincoln 8q. Lease. 

A 10-year option on the Lincoln 
Square theatre lease, held by Marcus 
Loew, has been taken up by the Loew 
people for the full term, commencing 
Nov. 1, next. 

Loew has had the Lincoln Square for 
seven years. It seats 1,500. Charles 
Miller is the owner of the property. 



"German Retreat* in 3 Parts 
"The Retreat of the Germans at the 
Battle of Arras on the British Front." 
the feature film secured by the United 
Booking Offices for its theatres, will 
start at the Keith theatres next week. 
The story is in three episodes, io be 
shown in consecutive weeks. 

The picture is put out by the Official 
Government Pictures, Inc., of which W. 
K. Vanderbilt is president. Pathe dis- 
tributes it at\d the proceeds are to be 
devoted to the war funds for the Allies. 



Mrs. Derr in New York Offices 

Mrs. N. W. Derr, formerly treasurer 
of the Keith interests in Philadelphia, 
has been assigned to the New York 
headquarters of that organization, 
where she will be stationed in J. J. 
Maloney's department. 

Her husband assumed the manage- 
ment of Keith's Riverside this week. 



Washington, Sept. 12. 
The Senate passed the war revenue 
bill Monday night, and the measure 
was sent to conference. The House 
will have it in the very near future. 

It is believed the theatrical managers 
will make their fight against the tax 
on admissions in the House. After the 
bill is finally passed by both bodies 
it will then become effective Nov. 1. 

The method of collections will be 
finally taken up by the Secretary of 
the Treasury. With him will lie the 
power of designating how the the- 
atrical managers shall collect from the 
audiences and how, the money is to be 
transmitted to the- Government. 

Several New York managers are 
here today in regard to the measure. 

The section of the bill which ap- 
plies to theatrical admissions of all 
kinds, cabarets, and also theatre ticket 
agencies, is reprinted herewith: 

Sec. <00. That i(om and afUr Ui« tint dar 
of November, nineteen hundred and Mv«n- 
teen, there ihall be levied, aaeeaaed. oolieoted, 
and paid (a) a tax of 1 cent for each 10 oants 
or fraction thereof of the amount paid f«r 
admleelon to any place, Including admlaaloo 
by aeaeon ticket or ■ubscrluilon, to be paid 
by the pcreon making such payment; pro- 
vided. That the tax on admleelon of children 
where an admleelon oharge (or euch ohlluraa 
la made ahall In every caee be 1 oent; and lb) 
a tax of 1 oent for each 10 centa or fraotloo 
thereof paid for admlealon to any publlo per- 
formance for pront at any cabaret or othar 
elmllar entertainment to which the charga for 
admlaaion le wholly or In part Includod In tho 
price paid for refreehment, eervloe, or mor- 
chandlee ; the amount paid for auch admlaaloa 
to be computed under rulee preecrlbed by tho 
Commlaaloner of internal Revenue, with tho 
approval of the Secretary of the '^reuory, 
euch tax to be paid by the pereon paying tor 
auch refreehment, aervlco. or merchandlao; 
and, In addition to the above (o) upon ilokets 
of admleelon to theatraa, operas, and othor 
placee of amueemente. sold at newe staatfiu 
hotels, and placee other than the ticket ofllOM 
of such theatres, operas, or other placet ot 
amusement, at not to exceed fiO cents lo ea- 
cess of the sum of the eeubllshed price thera- 
for at such ticket offices plus the amount of 
any tax Impoeed under clauee (a) of tble see- 
tlon, a tax equivalent to Ave per oentiMB of 
the amount of such excess, and If sold Cor 
. more than SO cente in excess of the sum of 
such eetabllshed price plue the amount of 
any tax Imposed under ciauee (a) of this aeo- 
tlon. a tax equivalent to thirty per oentum of 
the whole amount of euch excess, suctf Cnxee to 
be paid by the person, corporatioa. partner- 
ship, or association selling such tlekets; and, 
in addition to the above, (d) a tax oqulvaleBt 
to fifty per centum of the amount of wbMi tbo 
proprietors, managers, or employees of mmf 
opera house, theatre, or other place of amoio- 
ment sell or dispose of tickets or cards of ad- 
mission in excess of the regular or tttalr- 
llshed orlce or charge therefor, such tai io 
be paid by the pereon, oorporatlon, partner- 
ship, or association selling such tickets. In tlif 
case of persons having the permanent uae eC 
boxee or seats in an opera houee or any plaae 
of amueement or a lease for the use of auok 
box or aeat in such opera bouse or plaoe of 
amusement there shall be levied, asseaaed. nol- 
lected, and paid a tax equivalent to ten per 
oentum of the amount for which a almilar bos 
or seat is sold for performaoce or exhibitioa 
at which the box or seat Is used or reaervoa 
by or for the lessee or holder. These taxes 
shall not be Imposed In the case of a plaeo 
the maximum charge for admislon to wbioh 
is 5 cents, or io the caee of moving pfeture 
shows and outdoor general amusement parka, 
main gates, shows and rides therein, the masl- 
mum charge for admission to which is 2A oents. 
No tax shall be levied under this title In re- 
spect to any admissions all the proceede of 
which Inure exclusively to the benefit of 
roliglous, educational, or charitable institu- 
tions, societies, or organizationa, or admlsaiona 
to agricultural fairs, nor in respect to ad- 
missions to bona fide Chautauquas and Lyceum 
courses which are contracted for and guaran- 
teed by lucal companies, associations, or in- 
dividuals. 

The term "admlsston" as used in this tttlo 
Includrs scats and tables, renerved or other- 
wise, and other similar accommodations, aii4 
the charges made therefor. 

Sec. 701. That every person, corporatioa* 
partnership, or assoriation receiving any pay- 
ments for such adraiislon shall collect tho 
amount of the tax Imposed by section sevea 
hundred, and shall make returns and payments 
of the amounts so collected, at the safpe time 
and in the same manner as provided In sec- 
tion Ave hundred and three of this Act. 

Every pemon, corporation, partnership, of 
assoriation liable to the tax imposed by sub- 
division (c) or (d) of section seven hundred 
shall make monthly returns under oath la 
duplicate and pay the tax Imposed by sucM 
Rub-dlvlHlonH to the collector of Internal reve- 
nue for the fllctrirt In which !■ loeated the 
prJn'-lpal f^nro of hMf»ln»'«H. Puch r'-turns shall 
contain Kuih li-iformAtEon anJ (>« n)(i<!r at such 
times and In such manner as the Cnmmlssloper 
of Internal Revenue, with the approval of the 
Secretary of the Trcanury, may by regulation 
prescribed. 



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VAUDE,VILLE 



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BOSTON'S 4 BOOKING AGENCIES; 
FIVE YEARS AGO CITY HAD 14 

Present ''Independent" Vaudeville Agencies in Beantown 

Drawing Acts There on Unfulfilled Promises. Town 

at Present Overrun with Acts Laying Off. 



Boston, Sept. 12. 

A large number of small and pop 
vaudeville acts have been brought 
to this city on the promises of local 
small booking agencies that they 
would secure time all over New Eng- 
land at fancy prices. There is a com- 
plaint because these promises have 
fallen flat. 

Boston is 611ed with acts of this 
character with nothing to do, when 
they expected plenty. Where the acts 
believed they would secure bookings 
for many weeks, it has been found the 
small agencies could not give them 
more than two or three days, and the 
fancy prices were altogether lacking. 

In some cases a suggestion has been 
made that the acts apply to the United 
Booking Office for bookings, but ap- 
plication there brought the informa- 
tion there was nothing, and the best 
thing to do would be to go back to 
the small agent and make him come 
through on his promises. 

Five years ago there were 14 book- 
ing agencies in this city. Today there 
are but four. Three are Stuart Kol- 
lins, 218 Tremont street; Fred Mardo, 
Tremont theatre building; and John J. 
Quigley, 188 Boylston street. 

Managers in general are refusing to 
have anything to do with the agencies 
that favored the White Rats during 
the recent trouble. One man is in 
very wrong herause he tried to book 
a hlackli<;ted White Rat act under an- 
other name. 

Some of the acts in town and unem- 
ployed are intimating that there might 
be work for them throughout New 
England if they would pay certain 
small agencies more than the regular 
commission. 



PRODUCTION ENGAGEMENTS. 

Laura Tintle. former stock actress, 
has been en^aBred by John Cort for the 
support of Josephine Victor's new play. 

Three O'Gorman Girls, new Winter 
Garden show. 

Savoy and Brennan. Century. 

Patsie De Forest, for the No. 2 
"Love o' Mike* in the Molly McTn- 
tyre role. Miss De Forest had ar- 
ranged to return to vaudeville when 
called on to .take the production en- 
gagement Nellie King (Molly King's 
sister), for the same company. 

Will Morrissey jomed "So Long, 
Letty" at Oakland. Cal., last week, re- 
placing H2! Skeliy. 



HOFFMANN PREFERS VAUDEVILLE 

Gertrude Hoffmann may not appear 
in pictures, she having decided to give 
up the film possibility for a vaudeville 
route. 

Miss HofTmann will again present 
her vaudeville revue of last season, ac- 
cording to present plans. 



SKETCHES Wit H STARS. 

E. A. Weil is to embark in vaudeville 
as a producer of acts, with stars in the 
casts. He has already sit^ned Robert 
Edeson and Hale Hamilton. 

Mr. Rdcson will be presented in "Fly- 
ing Arrow." He will assume the role 
of an Indian of education. The playlet 
was written by Toni Vegas, a Carlisle 
graduate, inspired by Edeson's perform- 
ance some years ago in "Strongheart." 
There will he fonr others. Mary New- 
coml). Robert Lee Allen, Philip Lord 
anr! John I\oSb. 

The playlet for Mr. Hamilton is 
called "A Pair of Gloves," written by 



Frank Stammers. A company of three 
will support the star, one of whom will 
be Florence Flinn. 

Mr. Weil has also a one-act musical 
piece by William LeBaron. the author 
of "The Very Idea." It is called "Last 
Night." Silvo Hein has composed a 
score for it. and Oscar Figman and 
Dorothy Arthur will head the company 
of 16 to appear in it. 



Y. M. C. A. AUSPICES. 

Willam Morris has completed ar- 
rangements with the Y. M. C. A. of- 
ficials of this country to supervise the 
Sunday and holiday entertainments to 
be given by Harry Lauder during his 
coming tour of the United States. 

Lauder is scheduled to open in New 
York Oct. 21, and the preceding Sun- 
day will find him lecturing in one of 
the Association halls in New York 
Citv. Lauder's proceeds from this 
class of entertainment will be donated 
to the Red Cross fund under the dir- 
ection of the Y. M. C. A. 



DRAFT RULINGS. 

Under the rulings of Provost Mar- 
shal Crowder, professional folk "physi- 
cally fit" will be made to do their bit 
regardless whether they claim exemp- 
tion on account of dependents. 

A clause in the rulings reads: 
"Where there exists some arrange- 
ment by which the salary or wage of 
the husband is continued, in whole or 
in part, by third persons, being em- 
ployers, insurers, or others, and such 
portion of the salary or wage either 
alone or with an allotment of his sol- 
dier's pay, will furnish a reasonable 
SLpport." This means that where the 
wife of a player is in same company 
her salary will be sufRcient to pro- 
vide for herself and children. A cer- 
tain portion of the army pay will also 
be praid over to her. 

Again, in the case of players away 
from their home towns, the ruling is 
as follows: 

'When a man called for military 
duty by his local board is, on the 
date the call issues, in a point out- 
side the state, and can not return 
without great hardship and expense, 
he may file an aplication with the 
local board wherever he may be for 
an order to report with the con- 
tingent of such lotal board. Such 
local board will investigate the case 
and if deserving will apply by tele- 
gram to the local board having his 
registration card for an order for 
him to report for military duty to 
the local board where he is. Upon 
receipt of such application the local 
board which has his resignation card 
will treat the case as provided in 
Paragraph D, Compiled Rulings No. 
10, and will forward with Form 
164A, as provided therein, copies of 
both the registration card and Form 
14, but instead of forwarding one 
copy to the applicant the copies will 
be forwarded to the local board 
which makes the application. Upon 
receipt of Form 164A in respect to 
the man the local board where the 
man is will notify him and will fur- 
nish him with the necessary meal 
and railroad tickets and send him to 
the mobilization camp to which it 
fiiniishcs men after tlie inaniuT pro- 
vided in Paragraph D, Compiled 
Rulings No. 10." 



''BLUES" SONG INVOLVES FEIST. 

Chicago, September 12. 

The contest over^'The L:very Stable 
Blues." started by Max Hart against 
Rodger Graham, has been "willed" to 
the Feist company; given publication 
rights by Hart. 

Graham may take action against 
Feist, who has the number under the 
title of "The Barnyard Blues." 

The trouble o -er the blues song is 
said to have been of local origin and 
not in New Orleans. It seems the 
number was first played by a five-man 
orchestra in the Schiller cafe, Chicago. 
The men split up and each faction sold 
the publication rights, one faction sell- 
ing to Graham and the other to Hart. 
Both Graham and Hart have copy- 
rights. 

MORTON'S PARTY ANNULS LEASL 

The farewell party given to Tames J. 
Morton by his friends last Thursday 
was staged in the apartments cf Joe 
Shea and pulled an attendance num- 
bering close to 100. A buffet lunch was 
served in addition to the "wet" goods, 
while a danseuse of the Orient cavorted 
around for the edification of those 
present and the entertainment of 
James J. The danseuse was a new 
"find" credited to Charles Jeler, who is 
associated in business with Shea. 

A handsome traveling bag was pre- 
sented to Morton and it is reported Joe 
Shea was also the recipient of a gift, 
in the form of an annulment of his 
lease. 



AMUSING THE AVIATORS. 

Tommy Gray is arranging to send a 
weekly or semi-monthly show to 
Mineola, L. I., to the cantonment of 
aviators at that stand, and will co- 
operate in the venture with the ofBcials 
ot the United Booking Othces. 

While the Mineola camp carries 
3,000 tenants, admittedly the most im- 
portant branch of the National Army, 
they have not as yet had a single show. 

Under a heavy nervous strain, the 
oflPicers feel an occasional entertain- 
ment will offer some relaxation. 

The camp will pay all expenses, the 
trip being but a short one, while the 
entertainers who participate will be 
given a thrill by way of a flight if they 
wish. 



MILLERS WIN SUIT. 

The suit for $30,000 over a horse con- 
tract which the Miller Brothers of 101 
Ranch fame instituted against Grant 
Hugh Browne has been decided in fa- 
vor of the former. 

The contract was for a number of 
pack and draft animals to be used in 
Army service. 




%YP ALLEY" FULL OF "SPLITS.'' 

"Gyp Alley" is now the popular cog- 
nomen applied to one of the lower 
floors of the Putnam Building, the new 
monicker being self-explanatory. The 
chistening process came as a result of 
the actual experience of acts who have 
blindlv walked through this attractive 
"lane accepting an engagement at 
one end of the hall and finding the 
revenue divided into something like 
30 equal parts before they reach the 
exit. 

Acts approaching "Gyp Alley" travel 
there with a fixed price in view. If 
the figure is $150 they are generally 
surprised at the unusual generosity of 
the individual who managed to "nab" 
them first, the initial ofTer usually be- 
ing $250. The contract, of course, car- 
ries that figure, but before the ink 
is dry seven, and sometimes more, 
"agents" are declared in (quietly, of 
course), and with percentage figured 
down to a nicety, the act, as a rule, 
nets about $68.50. 

The Sunday shows also oflFer a g; it 
opportunity for the tenants of Gyp 
Alley" with the man^ splits and rake- 
offs. Explicit directions are unneces- 
sary to find this magnetic pathway. 
Start at the lobby and walk upwards. 
You'll never reach the top floor with 
much left but your personality, and 
the odds are short that even the per- 
sonality won't have to experience a 
two or three-way split. 



KOUNS ESTATE ROW. 

Topeka, Sept. 12. 

Nella and Sara Kouns, the prima 
donna sisters, are rowing with their 
stepmother in the courts here over the 
estate left by their father, the late C. 
W. Kouns, general manager of the 
Santa Fe Railroad. 

The estate totals approximately 
$200,000. Mrs. Kouns has been named 
as administratrix. 

The principal point of contention is 
the family Bible and a set of Fenni- 
more Cooper's works which were their 
father's. The girls maintain the old 
family Bible containing the record of 
the comings and goings in the Kouns 
family for many generations past 
should come to them as the direct de- 
scendants of the family and that the 
stepmother has no right to it. The 
courts are being asked to settle the 
question of who shall have the custody 
of the family record. 



MARRIAGES. 

Ruby Lewis, of the new Century 
show, Sept. 11, to Robert McNabb, who 
has several picture theatres, including 
the Schuyler, at Broadway and 90th 
street. The marriage occurred in New 
Jersey. 

William Kelley, stape carpenter of 
"Breath of Old Virginia,' to Hetty 
Rondos (Rondos Trio) in Portland. O. 
Both acts are playing the Pantages 
circuit. 

Joseph Urdang (Walter Damrosch's 
Symphony Orchestra) to Marie Louise 
Church, non-professional. 

Emil De Recat, producer of the 
Riverview Park (Chicago) revue, to 
Beatrice Campbell, featured in the re- 
vue, August 25. 

Count Jack de Beaufort, former hus- 
band of the late Irma Kilgallen. who 
has been war correspondent, author and 
erstwhile vaudevillian, to Helen Rei- 
man, daughter of a wealthy merchant 
of Terre Haute. The pair were 
suddenly wed at Charleston, III., last 
week. 



NAN HALPFHIN 

One ot vaudrvillo's briglitrst stiirs, of whom 
puKfs could he written or Ikt iirtistry iind id- 
vuacemeut tc» the furviiiost line of headlluer*. 



BIRTHS. 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Burns, son. Mrs. 
Rums is Thelma Cralton, v;ith "Cheer- 
Up" at the Hippodrome. 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Reilly, Sept. 10, 
daughter. The father is with Connihan 
& Shannon. The Reillys now have six 
cl.ildren. 

Mr. and Mrs. WiKiard Fiske (Fiske 
and Fallon), at Grand Kapids, Mich., 
September 8, son. 



VAUDE,VILLE 



DISSOLUTION OF SOCIAL CLUB 

VOTED BY ART IST MEMBERS 

Club Members, Lately Organized and Alleged by Managers' 

to Be Remnant of White Rats, Make 
Final Statement Under Oath. Club Fizti 
to Be Sold and Proceeds Donated 
to Actors' Fund. 



The final remaining evidence of the 
White Rats Actors' Union, as an or- 
ganized body, and recognized by man- 
agerial interests as such, was obliter- 
ated entirely last Sunday when, at a 
meting of the so-called Actors' Social 

Club, the society was disbanded, the 
lease on the club rooms at 216 West 
50th street annulled and a vote passed 
to sell the furniture and fixtures at 
once, the proceeds to be contributed 
to the Actors' Fund. 

The Actors' Social Club was organ- 
ized last May and has held weekly 
meetings at its 50th street headauar- 
ters under the supervision of Dr. Har- 
ry Freeman and at times boasted of a 
membership totalling 200. When the 
organization was broken up the mem- 
bership list carried close to 100 names, 
all in good standing, many not di- 
^'ectly connected with the profession. 

At the Sunday meeting, Dr. Free- 
man, presiding, advised the members 
it was for their own best interests the 
club be disbanded, since their active 
connection, while apparently innocent 
in its own way, had promoted a hos- 
tile feeling among the vaudeville man- 
agers and probably resulted in a large 
way in the members being refused 
work. 

A resolution was unanimously passed 
for publication carrying the signatures 
of some of the members in which they, 
under oath, declared they had never 
joined the society with the intention 
of opposing any combination of man- 
agers, the document being composed 
by Edwards Davis and siL>ned under a 
notary seal. The resolution follows: 
Whereas: Certain information has 
been published in the public press 
and from mouth to mouth to the 
effect that the Actors' Social Club 
was incorporated and supported with 
intentions to oppose any organiza- 
tion or combination of Arms or per- 
sons; and, > 
Whereas, It is herein solemnly 
sworn that no such intention existed 
in our collective or individual minds, 
and we by unanimous vote of the 
club assembled this day, deny this 
untrue report, and; whereas, accord- 
ingly for the clearing of all names 
of our members and anv interested 
in this club, we do hereby sign our 
names this 9th day of Sept., 1917. 

Therefore, Be It Resolved, That 
we be disorganized by unanimous 
agreement and cease to exist as an 
organization for all time. 

bigned: Dr. H. Freeman, presi- 
dent; Chas. Simon, vice-president; 
Edwards Davis, chairman. Alfred 
Doria, Jack O'Brien, James Aubrey, 
directors. William P. Burt, Louis 
Eichenwald, George Delmore, Thos. 
Glenroy, Jack Mclnerney, Jack 
Pringle, Edw. Rosenfield, Edwin 
Keough. 

Pat Casey, general representative for 
the Vaudevilld Managers' Protective 
.Association, in discussing the organiza- 
tion, said the managers had sufi^cient 
information as to the original motive 
of the club to satisfy them it was 
meant for other than social reasons 
despite the sworn statement of the re- 
maining members. However, no action 
lias liccn intimated in so f^^r as th? man- 
agerial organization is concerned and 
it is doubtful if the move of the club 
diiectors will have any significance on 
the so-called "blacklist" where the ac- 
tive members figure. 

Dr. Freeman, in discussing the move, 



said he had only the interest of the 
professional members at heart, since 
the managerial action had no effect on 
him personally. Dr. Freeman admitted 
the list published in last week's 
Varibtt was approximately correct 
and said the minute books were open 
for inspection to anyone.' The physi- 
cian, who is a member of Exemption 
Board No. 127, said he had suspicions 
as to the source of the managers' in- 
formation, but could not confirm them. 
With the Actors' Social Club dis- 
banded, the vaudeville profession is 
represented solely in organization 
quarters by the National Vaudeville 
Artists, the N. V. A. having taken over 
the former White Rat Club House for 
their future headauarters, with an 
opening scheduled for the first of the 
year. 



DRAFTED. 



Joe Frear (Frear, Baggett and Frear), 
rejected, physical disability. 

Lew Preston, formerly manager of 
"I. O. U." in vaudeville, ordered to re- 
port Sept. 19. 

Chris Cornelia (Knapp and Cornelia) 

went before the exemption board in 

Chicago, stating he was forced to ask 

exemption, since two of his brothers 

had enlisted and another one drafted 
and that a father and mother were 
partly dependent. 

George Arken rejected, physical dis- 
ability. 

Wilbert Selbert, advance for "The 
Brat," has been exempted from service 
for physical reasons. 

Jesse Wank, assistant treaiurcr of 
the Knickerbocker, New York, has 
been accepted and will be called with 
either the second or third quota. 

George Page (Varibtt) is with 
the first increment of New York's 
drafted men at Camp Upton, L. I. 

George R. Lynch, formerly with the 
Billie Reeves act, is enrolled with the 
National Army conscripts at Yaphank, 
L. I. Lynch went into camp with the 
first five per cent, of New York's 
drafted quota. Benny Piermont, of 
the Sheedy agency, will go to Yaphank 
with the second increment. 

Jesse Weil will go with the second 
detachment of conscripts to Camp Up- 
ton, L. I. A farewell party for him 
lasted from Friday until Monday 
morning. Fred Rath, press publicist of 
Art Dramas, will go to Yaphank, L. I. 
next Monday. 

Max Finck, leader of the orchestra 
at the Globe, New Orleans, has been 
denied exemption and ordered to re- 
port for duty. Finck claimed he was 
the sole support of his wife. He mar- 
ried recently. His father-in-law is 
worth over a million. 

One of the members of the Burling- 
ton Four was drafted from the stage 
of the Loew house at Memphis, the 
turn canceling its New Orleans en- 
gagement as a consequence. 

Alec Hanlon, late of the Three 
Hanlon Brothers, and at present a 
Loew agent, was rejected because of 
88 pounds overweight. 

Plaeing Coast Dramatic Sketch. 
San Francisco, Sept. 12. 
Constance Crawley, well known out 
here, wi!! be booked for a tour of the 
Orpheum Circuit in a dramatic sketch. 
It will open about Oct. 7 either at 
Salt Lake City or Frisco. 



NEW ACTS. 

Hazel Cox, returning to vaudeville 
as a "single" (Edw. S. Keller). 

Six Kirksmith Sisters, returning 
(Hughes & Smith). 

Maude Fealy, in sketch. 

Genevieve Clifford and Co. in "The 

Virginian" (formerly playing "Breath 
of Old Virginia") (Jos. Hart). 

The Littlejohns (juggling) (H. B. 
Marinelli). 

Ed Brendel and Flo Bert, two-act, 
both formerly in a Bart McHugh pro- 
duction (Bart McHugh). 

"Suffragete Revue" with 16 people. 

Evelyn Nesbitt, arranging to return 
to vaudeville about Oct. 1. 

Evelyn Bates, single (Morris-Casey). 

Arnold Grazier and Adelaide Bell. 

Minstrels a la Carte, seven people 
(Bert Goldberg). 

Edith Dill will be known in vaude- 
ville as Edith Martin, not using the 
name of her former husband (Max 
Dill). Miss Martin will have a new act 
written by Jean Havez. 

Imperial Troupe is now known as 
the Bert Hughes Trio. 

Al B. White will feature a new girl 
act with six damsels in support, the 
entire affair being given in "one" with 
four special drops. George White will 
supervise the dancing numbers. 

The Foolish Factory" revived after 
six years. Nine peo|>le. (Billie Burke). 

"The Fishing Trip," seven people; 
"Art," with 10 people (Harry Rapf). 

Charlotte Meyers (Bernard and 
Meyers), is now doing a single act 
(Rose & Curtis). 

Courtney Sisters' new act ready in 
a fortnight. 

Ida May Chadwick and Company 
(father) in "Wiggiiw' Post Office." 

Charles McCarron hat been retained 
by Martin Beck to supply the book and 
music for a new production which the 
manager proposes to produce in the 
near future. A book is now being 
sought. 

"The End of a Rainy Day," with Nat 
Leffingwell and Louise Myers. 

George Fisher (formerly Fisher and 
Green), after trying three new acts, is 
trying another new one by James Hor- 
an entitled "Business Is Business." 

"Wedding Shells," a playlet with 
music, four people (Mary Brooks). 

Rose Clifton and Nat Cantor, two- 
act. By Milton Gropper. 

'*The Dixie Girli Revue," an act with 
ei^ht females and two males (colored), 
will open shortly. Carrie Corbin, the 
colored singer, is to be prima donna. 
Edward Paulton's "Sultan of Tush" 
goes into rehearsal this week. It will 
have a cast of 15 (Bernard & Shurr). 

Grant Gardner in "At the Banquet," 
by Joe Laurie (Hughes & Smith). 

Lou Holtz, new single in blackface. 

Taylor Granville is to revive "The 
Star Bout," this time with "an all star 
cast," according to Taylor. Laura Pier- 
pont will be with it. 

Helen Lackaye, in sketch, "Good 
Fishing" (Jos. Hart). 

George E. Murphy (formerly of 
Murphy, Whitman and Company and 
for the past few seasons with Tom 
Ince in picture), has returned to vaude- 
ville with the sketch written by him- 
self and called "Uncovered." Florence 
Horsfall is featured (Simon Agency). 

Harry Holman in a new comedy 
called "The Cheese Hole Blower " 

Charles Marsh, who was juvenile in 
the Terrace Garden (Chicago) revue, 
has teamed with F. Wheeler Wads- 
worth, late of that show. The act is 
playing Chicago outlying houses. 

James Watts, English, is trying out 
an act this week in New York. 

Alfred DeManby and Lillian Durkin 
(Hull and Durkin), singing. DeManby? 
was last with Ida Brooks Hunt. 

Joe Barton, single pantomime cyclist. 
(Lew Golder.) 

"Princess Kismet," with seven peo- 
ple and special set, upcniiig on Loew 
Circuit. 

"The Redheads," formerly owned l>y 
Jesse Lasky, purchased by William 
.Saxton, who appears in it, on Loew 
Circuit, Sept. 24. 



IN THE SERVICE. 

In order that he might serve 
with the Canadian Expeditionary 
Forces, Percy O'Malley Jennings, who 
had been given a part in the Comstock 
& Gest production of "Oh, Boyl" 
turned back the script and is now 
holding himself in readiness for the 
call to the front. Jennings expects a 
commission, having served with the 
Third New York regiment during the 
Spanish-American war. Incidentally 
Percy is also enrolled with the Home 
Guard of Freeport, L. I., where he 
owns property. Jennings has been ap- 
pearing in vaudeville with his wife, 
Edna Dorman. 

Harold Kemp, sergeant in Co. A., 
71st Regiment, was presented with a 
Masonic emblem ring this week by Lew 
Golder on behalf of a number of his 
friends in the United Booking Offices. 
Kemp received his third degree While 
he was at Liberty, N. Y., witn the regi- 
ment; on the same occasion Ray 
Hodgdon also received his third degree 
and was presented with a ring. 

Mercedes, headlining on the Pan- 
tages time, is taking part in any pub- 
licly prompted effort to obtain funds 
for the benefit of the soldiers. At Ed- 
monton last week he urged crowds 
gathered about him to contribute to- 
wards the "Journal's" (local) smoke 
fund. 

Morris Winthrop is requested by hit 
brother, Philip, to communicate with 
the latter at once, as he may leave for 
France at any time now. Philip Win- 
throp may be addressed, Provitional 
Battalion of Infantry Machine Gun 
Company, Syracuse, N. Y. Morris Win- 
throp is somewhere in vaudeville. 

Basil Judson, formerly burlesque 
musical director and latelv in the same 
capacity at the Lyceum, New London. 
Conn., is now a civilian employee and 
stenographer at Ft. Wright, N. Y. He 
is also conducting picture shows at the 
Post Exchange theater there. 

Dave Thursby (English) has re- 
ceived word over here his two younger 
brothers have been wounded. Thurs- 
by has three brothers and at many 
brother-in-laws in the English army 

Joseph Kelly, brother of Mabel Kel- 
ly (Winter Garden), now a pettx .officer 
aboard the U. S. training ship at 96th 
street and Riverside, is arranging for 
a vaudeville show for the recruits, 

Wm. P. Connery, Jr., formerly a pro- 
fessional, and brother-in-law of rred 
De Bondy, is "somewhere in France" 
with one of the regiments of the Masta- 
chusettes National Guard. 

Oscar Reges, eastern auditor for 
Oliver Morosco, has been appointed a 
sergeant in the Signal Corps and rec- 
ommended for immediate service 
abroad. 

David S. Thompson, professionally 
known as Tom D. Sidney, late of Mil- 
ler and Sidney, has enlisted in the 26th 
Regiment of Engineers. 

Cliff Marion, son of Dave Marion. 
has enlisted with Battery F, Third 
Field Artillery, and is now at Ft. Myer, 
Va. 

U. Mayne Lynton, playing the leiTd 
in "The Man Who Came Back," left 
last week to join the British army. 

Diamondo Dilts, with "Pom Pom" 
last season, is with the 18th Company, 
Ft. Hancock, Sandy Hook, N. J. 

Leo M. Kahn (formerly Lafferty and 
Kahn) is with Ambulance. Co. No. 6, Ft. 
Benj. Harrison, Ind. 

Roy L. Lloyd, formerly with Harry 
First and Co. and Andy Lewis and Co., 
is in the army. 

Cieorge Falkner is with the 2d Com- 
oany, Coast Artillery, Ft. Du Pont, 

Larry Harkins (with Curtis Bros.) is 
with the 2d Coast Artillery, Ft. Dupont, 
Del. 

Fred F. Rochou is at Camp Upton, 
L. I. 



Actor After Navil Recruiti 

San Diego, September 12. 
Paul E. Williams, former circus, 
hla^e and film player, now in the 
navy, was at the Hippodrome last week 
urging recruiting. 



10 



VAUDE,VILLE 



AMONG THE WOMEN 



BY "PATSY'* SMITH 



If looking for types, they are at the 
Riverside this week. From winsome, 
demure Martha Morton right down 
the program. There is robust May 
Carson, capricious Elizabeth Brice, 
classical Mme. Chilson Ohrman, scin- 
tillating Belle Baker, the vivacious 
Scotch lassies, not forgetting the itill 
attractive, variety favorite of a decade 
ago— Kitty Morton herself. Miss Car- 
son's attractive costumes, particularly 
the one with the ermine tail, frmge, 
sets the stamp of class on the act. 
Mama Morton, after the comedy 
make-up, donned a black net jet 
trimmed gown and a becoming black, 
paradise trimmed, picture hat. You 
could distinctly hear "Ah's" through- 
out the audience when Martha Mor- 
ton appeared with her auburn curls 
and peach messaline frock made with 
a surplice bodice and tiny puffed 
sleeves. Those surprised evidently 
don't remember Clara Morton when 
she was a girl. 

Elizabeth Brice wore a one-piece 
putty colored satin— the skirt plaited 
on the long waist, just below the hips, 
the whole slightly belted in. The col- 
lar, cuffs, and belt were of turquoise 
blue, and she wore a tam of same 
shade. A white satin frock had an 
overdress of two shades of green 
made up in panels. The darker green 
panels had light green ruffles on theni 
and each of the panels were edged 
with a tiny ruffle. The back of the 
bodice, cut quite low, had a net yokt 
held up to the shoulder^ by bands of 
brilliants. A touch ot pink at belt, 
and just an adequate quantity of bril- 
liant trimming made this gown un- 
usual. 

Mme. Chilson Ohrman, in a green 
net, semi-classical, semi-oriental gown 
embroidered in brilliants, in long vines 
and leaves and with an overdress of 
loose Howing draperies of a wonder- 
ful shade of blue-green georgette was 
an artistic picture. Belle Baker wore 
a frock of changeable silver and plum 
Jap satin. The skirt was made with a 
Turkish bottom and was caught up at 
the hem on either side with a large 
purple flower — one also finished the 
girdle at back. An orchid net round 
neck yoke was outlined with brilliants. 
Four Scotch lassies in the Wyatt act, 
in green jackets, plaid kilts, tartans 
and caps, danced with grace and abil- 
ity. 

The MolHe Williams' show at the 
Columbia this week is the most in- 
terestmg this season, inasmuch as 
there are real specialiies in »l and the 
chorus all looks fresh. May Sheridan, 
who leads most of ttie numbers, seems 
superior tor burlesque. She wore her 
dresses well, best one being an orchid 
and purple combination, at the opening, 
and the black net and jet for her 
specialty. A silver cloth coat trim- 
med with seal was particularly attrac- 
-ive. Nell Gilbert's dress for her 
specialty number was orange silk. The 
skirt iiad four flounces edged with 
blue. The bloomers and bodice were 
also piped with blue. Florence Kelly 
has a black velvet and blue silk wrap 
triinmed with monkey skin, in the 
cab.iret scene. She was cast for "Nel- 
lie Kew Clothes." Miss Williams plays 
a dual role in her playlet, "The Trap." 
From a modest little stenographer in 
sombre black she dons a gaudy purple 
and cerise wrap, smokes cigarettes and 
changes the heart of her aggressive 
admirer to such an extent he tries to 
put her out of his house. In her 
f.i^h'oii revue in the last act she flashes 
one d-isliipj^ co^-tiime alter another, 
making four complete changes, the 
prettiest being a nile green silk and 
georgette draped over little orange 



pants. Fancy bathing costumes worn 
at the opening of the first act had 
capes of orange and purple. The neat 
French blue military dresses trim- 
med with silver, shown in the finale 
of the act and the black and white 
costumes worn in the last act, were 
all very good looking. 



The big fall opening of the first half 
season at the Fifth Avenue included 
seven women, counting Mabel Burke. 
Grace Tyson showed an entirely new 
wardrobe except for the handsome 
black jet, full length cape or coat of 
last season. It is difficult to say which 
color, black or white, suits Miss Ty- 
son's blonde prettiness best — she 
wears them both, and looks equally 
smart in each. A pink net and pink 
sequin dress has not the best lines 
for her, and she could obtain a better 
song for her imitations, it would seem. 
Daisy (Dufty and Daisy) is working 
overtime with her costume changes — 
a couple of the indifferent ones could 
be cut out and improve the whole. 
Red tights look old-fashioned and sort 
of hurt an acrobatic act that is try- 
ing to keep up to date. The young 
woman in the Northland and Ward 
act wears a salmon pink net with a 
touch of blue on bodice, a scarf of 
lavender gauze is discarded after the 
opening. Little Jennie Middleton — 
clever, appealing, and pretty, also wears 
a dress of salmon pink — but si nple, 
girlish, and unassuming. The Hale and 
Norcross act opens with a nauseating 
snort that all but queers the good act 
right at the opening. The woman 
wears a good looking gingham dress. 
Mrs. Moore (Moore and Whitehead) 
in the same dress she wore in the 
Morton and Moore act — or at least the 
same type of dress — wears a good 
looking black velvet hat with a gen- 
erous spray of paradjse on it. She 
walks on and on in the Moore and 
Whitehead act. 

Billie Burke's impelling sweetness 
and comedy value in Filmland, as well 
as Stageland, is amply demonstrated 
in the "Mysterious Miss Terry." There 
is always something wholesome in her 
daring caprices, and she sure shows 
up the "just pretty" women in pic- 
tures. One of her dresses has per- 
pendicular tucks in the front of the 
bodice and skirt, forming a panel, 
good looking lace collar and elbow 
sleeves. Another soft plain, pretty 
dress is distinctly "Billie Burke." It 
has a box plait falling from the neck 
at back, loosely caught and bloused at 
the waist line and again at the bot- 
tom of the deep skirt yoke. The back 
of the skirt falls in pleats and the 
front of the dress is quite plain and 
serious-looking — not even a bit of lace 
at neck or sleeves. 



Lew Redelshimer is doing the book- 
ing for Chas. Parks' dramatic com- 
pany, playing through the south. He 
has already placed*the following with 
it: John Hanley, lona Jacobs, Juliet De 
Gregnon, Victor Delacy, Richard Ad- 
rain, Dot. Palmer, Joseph Vance, 
Maude Hillman. 



NEW INCORPORATIONS. 

Kdward L. (leorfre. Inc.. Manhattan; 
$12,000. A. C Head. A. U. May. M. M. 
Elsenberi?. 2 Rector street. 

Broadharnt Theatrr Co., Manhattan: 
$100,000: S. Schwartzberp, G. Dewaltoflf. 
S. Taubenhaus. 234 East 23d street. 

Wllllamnon llroii.. Inc., Manhattan: 
$300,000. (J. .Meakin. J. E. and M. Will- 
iamson. 1476 nro.adwav. 

Pro Tatrla Flint Corp., M.inhattan: 
$10.(100 W A. Milh^r. .1. I. Hf^ceman, ii 
L. Noah. 200 West 94th street. 

Security Film Co.. Inc.i $7,500,000 O. V. 
Sullivan. F. A ArmstronK. C. M. Enger. 
Wilmington. Del. 



ARTISTS' FORUM 



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Anooymoua communications will not l>« printed. Name of writer must be aifned 
and will be beld In strict confldenoe, If desired. 

Letters to be published in this column must be written exclvslTely to YAJtIBTT. 
Duplicated letters will not be printed. The writer who dnplleates a letter ta the 
Forum, cither before or after it appears here, will not be asain permitted the prlT- 
lleges of IL 



Editor Variety: 



Toledo, Sept 4. 



I represent 14 acts that have material 
copyrighted at Washington. 

We ask your co-operation to this 
extent: You have a competent staff; 
you have a Protected Material Depart- 
ment but you have not an authorized 
attorney to notify guilty acts. 

Our proposition is this: That we 
each pay the sum of $100 yearly for 
the services of your staff and a rep- 
utable lawyer to protect our material 
while we are travelling. 

For instance, say I am playing in 
San Francisco, and an act plays in 
New York City, using my material. 
Your staff informs our lawyer and he 
writes the guilty act to eliminate ihe 
material. 

The act may do so in New York, but 
in another town use it again. Your 
staff correspondents are notified at the 
time you inform the lawyer, ard the 
material wrongly used is described. 
Your correspondent in the town where 
the act is playing sees or hears the 
lifted material again used, after the 
lawyer notified the act in New York, 
Your staff man notifies you and 
through you the lawyer is again in- 
formed, when he brings 3uit and ob- 
tains an injunction against the act. 
The act may only have a nickle — we'll 
get that nickle. 

I'm sure there will be a number of 
acts who will want to join our pro- 
tection club after seeing this. 

If this is O. K. for yon I will for- 
ward check for $1,400, this to be used 
for lawyer and staff as you think best. 

This should stop a lot of stealing of 
material. 

I don't claim I am original, but I cre- 
ated a style and my material is pro- 
tected. 

In the way I have laid out I think 
standard comedy acts may be assured 
of protection while away from New 
York. 

We do not blame booking men. It's 
business with them. They must fill 
bills. The N. V. A. is all ri^ht, but can- 
not stop everything. Your staff sees 
all shows, and being acquainted with 
all the acts, we can get good service 
from that. 

Anyway there are 14 of us who de- 




sire protection in this manner, in- 
stead of paying $10 to inform a guiltv 
act to cease its use of lifted material, 
we pay for 10 in advance and take a 
chance. 

Who wouldn't pay $100 to have pro- 
tection for a yearr 

Let's hear from all interested. 

Stan Stanley. 

[Mr. Stanley appears to have the 
germ of an idea in his plan above that 
may be worked out to a satisfactory 
conclusion through an exchange of 
opinion among artists interested. 
VARIETY will publish letters concerning 
the subiect. The matter of any of 
Variety^s staff receiving payment is not 
to be considered. What a variety re- 
viewer might report in the way of lifted 
material would be no more than he would 
include in his review, if an extended 
one of the act or bill. The attorney 
might be kept informed constantly 
through some one person appointed by 
the subscribers to the plan, this per- 
son to be continually in New York, se- 
curing information himself, also from 
Variety, and acting only in their be- 
half, on a yearly salary. — Ed.] 

Paris, Aug. 20. 
Editor Variety: 

Variety seems to be the only Ameri- 
can theatrical paper on sale in Paris, 
for which I thank you. 

I have been six months in the am- 
bulance service at the front and was 
very glad to buy a dramatic pape." on 
arriving back here. 

I have been with stock and rep uver 
home, but "the big show" here is al- 
most as interesting and sli^htW more 
dangerous. George Saunders. 

Editor Variety: 

In your last issue of Variety the 
show for the first half of the week at 
the JeflFerson was reviewed by /^'o. 
This critic (?) has evidently gained the 
majority of his experience criticizing 
trained dogs, etc. 

He makes a criticism that our play- 
let is "amateurishly constructed and 
played by quite ordinary performers." 
This appears on the last line of' a vivid 
explanation of said playlet in which he 
quotes a number of lines we never 
heard of. 

But on the first line of this "criti- 
cism" he starts by saying "A good 
comedy sketch for the split time.' Is 
this his idea of construction? 

As to our being ordinary perform- 
ers and, in fact, quite ordinary, would 
the gentleman kindly pick out two 
other people he would prefer seeing* 
in the parts and we are willing to let 
them try and see *what they can do 
with it. 

Why didn't Jolo. be square enough to 
say that the night he sat in the box 
and reviewed the show, this playlet 
took five curtains and had the audien:e 
in an uproar of laughter. 

Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Payne, 



nOHALDlNA 

Stnrrod in the Pathe feature, "THE NAU- 
LAUKA," by Kipling. 



FAIRBANKS DISAPPOINTS. 
New Orleans, Sept. 12. 

The Strand management was disap- 
pointed this week when Douglas Fair- 
banks failed to "appear in person." He 
wired his inability to keep the engage- 
ment. 

The Strand people had hoped to 
.start a popularity contest, as Alice 
Brady is personally appearing at 
Loew's Crescent. Miss Brady is prov- 
ing a tremendous draw. 



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Vol XLVIII. 



No. 3 



Meisri. A. Paul Keith and B. F. Al- 
boe saved the White Rats bondholders, 
through intervening in time to prevent 
the sacrifice of the White Rats club- 
house, which threatened. There isn't 
any doubt Messrs. Keith and Albee 
were the "prominent vaudeville men" 
referred to in Varibtt's story last week 
of the "dear that was attempted in 
connection with the vacation of the 
Rats organization from its home. That 
these two managers thereafter placed 
the clubhouse at the pleasure of the 
National Vaudeville Artists and it was 
accepted, is not a surprise, since they 
make no secret of their interest in the 
N. V. A, although for some reason each 
has prevented any official announce- 
ment being made of his part in the 
clubhouse transfer. They have per- 
mitted their press department, how- 
ever, to denote their eyer-present con- 
cern in the N. V. A. organization. 

But be that as it fnay and regardless 
of whether Mr. Albee or Mr. Keith 
wishes it known, the fact remains 
that they balked a "job" some leading 
White Rat tried to put over against his 
brother members who held bonds under 
the clubhouse mortgage, and in this 
way protected those bondholders. The 
peculiarity of the entire proposition re- 
solves itself into this, in brief: that 
while the majority of the bondholders 
were active White Rats and as such 
could be charged with conspiring to in- 

i'ure vaudeville, where Keith and Albee 
lave large investments, they were pro- 
tected by the very men they were at- 
tempting to harm, while one of their 
leaders, who was held in power in 
the organization through the loyalty of 
its members, was scheming to sacri- 
fice their holdings, amounting to some- 
thing like $55,000 among all the Rats, to 
secure $5,000 in a secretive manner for 
himself. 

Perhaps nothing could have devel- 
oped during the White Rat trouble that 
would more surely set forth the delu- 
sions of White Rats who remained 
loyal, in the sincerity of this scheming 
leader than the affair of the bonds. 



Misguided loyalty to the organiza- 
tion, through its representation in those 
days, was carried to the very limit by 
some members. In one instance, and 
the circumstance is believed to be most 
accurate, a White Rat saw his name at- 
tached to a published affidavit by the 
White Rats in this paper, and never 
entered a denial, although he knew 
nothing of the contents of that affi- 
davit, had never signed it, and did not 
know the advertisement with his un- 
authorized name attached was pub- 
lished until seeing it in print. Through 
loyalty he stood for it, did not remon- 
strate, allowed himself to be placed on 
the blacklist for a statement he never 
made, verbally or in writing, and to- 
day is debarred from appearing in 
vaudeville by virtue of the blacklist, 
while the man responsible for his 
present uncomfortable position de- 
lights in visiting resorts frequented by 
actors, and when bidding adieu to say, 
"God bless you all/' 



How humans can bear it is not un- 
derstood by us. The White Rat de- 
ception brought so much misery as an 
aftermath, and for no gain to anyone 
unless those who may have found it 
hnandail^ beneficial to. mix in. with the 
Rats affair, that it's the great surprise 
there was no revolution in the Rats or- 
ganization long before its most loyal 
members commenced to get an inkling 
of the true conditions, and the real "in- 
terest" of some of its leaders. 

We are pleased to report this week 
that the Actors' Social Club is a thing 
of the past. Its president, Dr. Free- 
man, was correct in stating that as the 
club was under suspicion by the 
vaudeville managers, its future was a 
waste, since the supporting members 
must come from vaudeville. That was 
the view we expressed to Dr. Freeman 
when he requested some time ago that 
Varibtt cease publishing articles men- 
tioning the Actors' Social Club that 
might prevent it gaining members. We 
held no malice against the Social Club, 
but we did not want it to secure mem- 
bers from the vaudeville fraternity and 
have those members, perhaps innocent- 
ly joining, become marked by the man- 
agers' association, on the assumption 
that if they belonged to a club called 
unfriendly by the managers, then as 
members they must also be unfriendly. 

In this issue under The Forum ap- 
pears a letter from Mr. Stan Stanley, 
on protection of material. Mr. Stanley 
has put forward an interesting observa- 
tion concerning the best way to pro- 
tect original vaudeville material. He 
states there are 13 other artists already 
in sympathy with his plan. It is worth 
thought, and also worth other expres- 
sions of opinion as to its feasibility by 
those who wish to have their original 



J. J. Murdoch left New York this 
week for a trip through middle-western 
territory, the initial stop being Day- 
ton. 



- Charles Fecney, formerly, of the New 
York "World" staff, is handling the 
press work at the Olympic (14th 
street). 



Dolly Connolly (Wenrich and Con- 
nolly), who withdrew from "Tb- 
Show of Wonders," has returned to 
New York. 

James Holland, president of the New 
York State Federation of Labor, has 
been re-elected, as well as the other 
state officers. 

F. B. Scott has been appointed as- 
sistant manager of the Orpheum, Kan- 
sas City. He was formerly on "The 
Star," that city. ' 

Dufty and Daisy, cyclists, sail Sept. 
15 for Buenos Aires to pla^ a South 
American tour under the direction of 
Roger Tolomei. 

Harry Lauder sails from the other 
side about Oct. 1 and will open in New 
York City Oct. 22, at either the 44th 
Street, or Casino. 



X 



Bert Rollnick, the tenor, placed with 
the Fred Bowers act by Bernard & 
Shurr, will take the place of Joe Grif- 
fiths, drafted. 

With the U. S. alive with soldiers 
and the wrist watch come to stay, J. 
H. Benrimo and John Charles Thomas 
are sporting silk scarfs. 

Jack Josephs is again in charge of 



VARIETY FREE 

TO THEATRICAL MEN IN THE SERVICE 

While the war continues VARIETY w ill be sent com- 
plimentary to any theatrical man in the U. S. Service. 

Name, with address, should be forwarded and proper 
mailing address sent at once if ordered elsewhere. 

The list will be maintained also for re-mailing letters 
sent care VARIETY. 



material continually protected. It is 
letters like that of Mr. Stanley's, given 
publicity, that will eventually work out 
for the betterment of evils in the vaude- 
ville profession. 

Harry McCoy, the film-actor-direc- 
tor, is going into vaudeville. 

Helen Carrol and Loretta Hicks at 
the Grand Union Cafe (125th street). 

Jack Farrell, after a year and a half 
in Berlin, has returned to New York. 

Sam Baerwitz has left for Chicago 
on a trip. 

The Strand, Perth Amboy, N. J., will 
open Oct. 15 with vaudeville and pic- 
tures. 



VARiETr's San Francisco office. Harry 
Weiss, there for a year, has returned to 
Variety's New York office. 

Solly Turek remains assistant broker 
to Jake Lubin in the Loew office. It 
worries Solly quite some whether this 
is fully understood. 

William C. • Muchlman, assistant 
treasurer at the Columbia, San Fran- 
cisco, is spending part of his vacation 
in New York. 



William Horowitz will assume charge 
of the Chicago office of T. B. Harms 
& Francis, Day & Hunter. 

Frances Kennedy's U. B. O. book- 
ings this season include her exclusive 
numbers by Wm. B. Friedlander. 



The Edgemont, Chester, Pa., will 
open October 1, booked by Arthur 
Blondell. Five-act shows splitting 
with Camden will be played. ( 

R F. Ellis MacClellan is no longer 
with the Leslie Morosco office and has 
been succeeded there by Stella Bloom, 
formerly with Oliver Morosco. 



A. H. Woods is sendin«2r his "Mary's 
Ankle" company to Plattsburg next 
Sunday for a special performance for 
the soldiers encamped there. 



The Loew Circuit booking office 
basketball team has organized for the 
winter and is awaiting challenges. 



Nan Rainsford, for several years 
switchboard operator at the Orpheum 
("ircuit offices, in New York, has lo- 
cated in a Government position. 



Rig^s and Witchie will sail around 
the middle of the month for London, 
lo aj>pcar in a fU- C"i!r\ ilK- i)r<><liuti<"n. 

Jack Smith, formerly with the Will 
Von Tilzer music house, has switclicd 
to the Harry Von Tilzer Co. 



Charles Franklyn, the burlesque 
man, has the auto fever. He has 

^nneht eop(;1<\s and cap. Now he is 
looking for a car tn n)atr1i tl)fm 

Loew's National in the Bronx starts 
its try out Wednesday nights, Oct. 3, 



with the try-out acts again booked by 
Ernie Williams in the Loew offices. 

The rights for "Treasure Island" for 
both the United States and Canada are 
reported Uken over.hy:.JLohn Cort, who 
intends to send out two companies this 
fall. 

Jack Moil, formerly of the Broad- 
way Music Co., will assume the re- 
sponsibilities of professional manager 
of the McCarthy-Fisher Publishing 
Co. next week. 

Hattie Carmontel, who will play the 
part of Mrs. Branan in the review, 
^'Irish and Proud of It" will, on ac- 
count of the Irish cast, resume her own 
name, Margaret Dempsey. 

Bernard ft Shurr's "Forward March" 
company has completed its cast with 
the additions of Milton Wallace, Es- 
ther Harris, Hazel Jones, Jerry Flem- 
ming and Kate Gangloff. 

The Lyceum. Amsterdam, N. Y., 
opens next week, plaving three acts on 
a split, booked by Billy Delaney in the 
fifth floor of the United Booking Of- 
fices. 

A. J. Collins, who headquarters at 
South Norwalk, Conn., starts his 
vaudeville season at both his Palace, 
S. N., and Empress, Danbury, Mon- 
day, Sept. 17. 

Lew Dockitader has received a route 
of 25 weeks over the United Booking 
Ofiices circuits, in his war monolog, 
written by Aaron Hoffman. Lewis \ 
Gordon did the booking. 

Tom Bourke, Chicago publisher, press 
agent and filmist, reached Broadway 
this week for a week's sojourn in the 
interests of a Chicago picture concern. 
Raymond and Cftverly. 

The present week at Keith's Wash- 
ington, D. C, is Andrew Tombes' last 
week in vaudeville. He starts re- 
hearsal Monday with "Miss 1917" at 
the Century. 

Jack Levy ias opened offices in the 
Strand Thektre Bldg., New York. John 
Bannington, late manager of Rosha- 
nara, Amelia Summerville and others, 
is associated with him. 

A dinner was tendered to "March's 
Musical Merry Makers" by the manage- 
ment of the company at the Hotel Ver- 
mont, Burlington, Vt., Sept. 9, after 70 
weeks of continuous operation. 

Jamet H. Sweeney, manager of the 
New theatre. Port Jervis, N. Y.. will 
have his house in readiness around Oct. 
2, when it will commence its fall boq^c- 
ings. Reconstruction is said to be cost- 
ing around $10,000. 

Morris ft Fell booked The Le Grohs, 
at present in Australia, where they 
have been playing for almost two years, 
to return to this country and open on 
the Orpheum Circuit at Kansas City 
November 4. The team are to sail for 
this country late this month. 

Carolyn Lawrence Wagner, formerly 
a dramatic agent of New York and for 
the past three vears located on the Pa- 
cific Coast, was granted a divorce from 
Wm. Frederick Wagner, a stock actor 
and director. Two children are given 
into the custody of the mother. 

In the matter of Goldie Pemberton 
a^'ainst the White Rats Actors' Union 
(»nicials in which Miss Penibertun i<!5ks 
for an investijj:ation of the club aflfairs 
and an accounting of the assets, Jus- 
tice Mitchell in Part 1 of the Supreme 
Court, New York, after hearing argu- 
ments from counsel of both sides, an- 
nounced he would render a decision 
within a few days. 



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LEGITIMATE, 



DENVER REVIEWER EXPRESSES 
WHAT WEST LIKES IN PLAYS 



Decries Eastern Taste in Melodrama. Norman Hackett Ut- 
ters Protest. 'Tussy-foot'' Thrillers Liked in New 
York. ''The Knife'' Starts 



Denver, Sept. 12. 
Denver, the first city outside of New 
York and Chicago to see "The Knife," 
received the western opinion last week 
of the Walter melodrama. 

The opinion was not over favorable 
and evoked a protest from Norman 
Hackett, leading man in the company, 
directed at the dramatic critic of the 
Denver "Times." 

In his review the "Times" critic had 
said: 

"Its characters are abnormal, its 
subject of small importance. In 
The Wolf,' in 'Paid in Full,' and 
in 'The Easiest Way,* Walter gave 
us studies in elemental human 
passions and in problems of so- 
ciety that are real. In 'The Knife' 
we have none of these. What in- 
terest it possesses is of the sort 
that any lurid dime novel might 
give if it were put in drama form 
and well acted." 

The "Times" writer also advanced jt 
reason for New York liking "The 
Knife" and Chicago and Denver not 
caring for it. He said: 

"The difference between the 
New York viewpoint and the far- 
ther West lies in the sort of melo- 
dramatic setting the playwright 
has chosen. A few years ago a 
dramatization of Rex Beach's 'The 
Spoilers' was put on in New York 
and pronounced a failure. Later 
it was produced in western cities 
and was successful. The reason? 
The West likes its melodrama in 
the open, its gun play in the sad- 
dle, with an even chance all 
'round. New York is accustomed 
to melodrama indoors, with an ac- 
companiment of dark lanterns and 
the 'Sh! Shi' of pussy-footing 
sleuths. The later variety is what 
we get in The Knife.'" 



NO McCANE MARRIAGE. 

Chicago, September 12. 

Joseph Snydecker and Lou House- 
man, who were storm-bound at Beaver 
Island for several days last week, re- 
turned to the city Saturday. During 
their absence there was a newspaper 
report Snydecker had married Mable 
McCane and that they were away on 
their honeymoon. This was proved to 
be untrue, since Miss McCane was in 
the city during Snydecker'a absence. 

The object of the lake trip was a 

visit to Trout Island, which Snydecker 

and his business partner, Scotten, 

own. This island, which is of 97 acres, 

is described as being located "northeast 

by east by ^ northeast of Beaver 

Island Light" (the way Houseman tells 

it), has been renamed to that of Sny- 

scott Woods. This name concerns 

Snydecker, Scotten and A. H. Woods, 

Snydecker bem^ interested with Woods 

in the building of the latter's new 

theatre here. A mansion is to be built 

on the island, and there will be a 

special room for Mr. Woods (which 

he will probably never use). In his 

room will be a rack for rejected 

manuscripts. 



BOSTON G. 0. BANKRUPT. 

The Boston National Grand Opera 
Co., Inc., with offices at 1425 Broadway, 
has filed a schedule in bankruptcy with 
lial)ilitics amounting to $128,380 and 
negligible assets. 

Amon,;^ the claims apaiiist the cor- 
porati>^n arc George Baklanoff, $5,663; 
Kiccardo Martin, $6,300; Giovanni Zen- 
atello and Maria Gay, $15,215; Maggie 
Teyte, $5,050; Musical Art Association, 
$29,000. 



The company's attorney is Nathan 
Goldberger. 

E. L RICE TESTIMONIAL 

A monster testimonial is to be ten- 
dered Edward E. Rice, the veteran 
theatrical manager, to commemorate his 
40th year in the managerial field. It 
originated with Raymond Hitchcock, 
who has already set the machinery in 
motion for its consummation, and will 
probably be given at the 44th Street 
theatre Sunday evening, Oct. 6. 

Among the many attractions to be 
presented are the first scene of 
"Adonis" with Henry Dixy, Carrie 
Perkins and as man^ of the original 
cast as may be available. The main 
idea for novel entertainment is the re- 
vival of a number of scenes from the 
various Rice successes with the origin- 
al actors, such as "1492," with Walter 
Jones in his role of the tramp; "Evan- 
geline" with Dixey; Fay Templeton, 
etc.; "The Girl from Paris," with Louis 
Mann; Clara Lipman, Joseph W. Her- 
bert, Frank Smithson, Phoebe Coyne, 
and so on. 

Rice was in the steamship agency 
. business in Boston when he composed 
the music for "Evangeline," originally 
produced at the Boston Museum. He 
began his managerial career 40 years 
ago when he took the piece on tour, 
his first stand being Brockton, Mass. 



"HITCHY" AT 44TH STREET. 

Raymond Hitchcock and Ray Goetz 
completed an arrangement with Lee 
Shubert Monday whereby they take 
over the 44th Street theatre beginning 
Sept. 24 on a rental basis and will 
present "Hitchy Koo" at the house. 

The show finishes at the Liberty the 
Saturday night previous. Laurette 
Taylor in "Over There" will open on 
the following Monday. 



ABARBANELL WITH SELWYNS7 

There is a possibility Lina Abarba- 
nell may shortly be announced as under 
contract to Selwyn & Co., and that that 
management will make their debut in 
the musical producing field. 

Mme. Abarbanell has the rights to 
an operetta pronounced by those that 
have heard it as possessing great pos- 
sibilities. The Selwyns may become 
iiUerested with her in producing it. 



THREATENED VIOLATION. 

The Fire Department threatened to 
place a violation against the 44th 
Street theatre Tuesday night, and 
the management made quick work of 
clearing the aisles, which were 
crowded. The San Carlo Opera Com- 
pany, under the .managerial direction 
of Fortune Gallo, is the attraction. 
The company has been playing to an 
average nitrhtlv gross of l)cl\vccn 
$1,700 and $1,800. 

When the department inspectors 
threatened the violation summons 
Mclvin Dalbcrg, attorney for Gallo, 
straightened the matter out. 



SHIPMAN'S NEXT. 

Samuel Shipman has completed a 
new three-act play dealing with the 
contrast between the poor, contented 
individual and the unhappy rich. No 
producer has been decided upon. 

"The Target," the latest Shipman 
enort, is ready for rehearsal, and will 
have in its feature role John Mason. 
It will be produced in Washington by 
A. II. Woods in about six weeks. 



INTERNATIONAL'S OPENINGS. 

The International Circuit people were 
well satisfied after the receipt state- 
ments reached the New York head- 
quarters for last week's business. 

About 15 shows and as many theatres 
opened on the Circuit Izzt wzM. More 
start this week, and by next week it is 
expected to be in pretty full operation. 

Among some of the gross statements 
returned were "Come Back to Erin," at 
the Emery, Providence (first season on 
Circuit), $3,500; "White Slaves," at 
Lyceum, Pittsburgh, $5,200; "After 
Office Hours," Lexington, New York, 
$3,500; "Peg," Poli\ Washington. 
$6,000. 

The new show, "Turn Back the 
Hours," starring Mabel Estelle, direc- 
tion Arthur Aiston, now rehearsing in 
New York, with the author, Edward E. 
Rose here from Chicago personally di- 
recting, has its premiere Sept. 24 in 
Germantown (Philadelphia). Marie 
Casemere has joined the company, tak- 
ing the role which had been assigned 
to Emma Campbell. 



''OH, BOY'S'' BIG DRAW. 

Chicag[0, Sept. 12. 

"Oh, Boy," now runnmg at the La 
Salle, which it reopened as a produc- 
tion house, drew $14,800 last week, net, 
at the box office, about every dollar the 
theatre ran hold. 

The La Salle seats 809. 



STEWART LEAVING HIP. 

W. G. Stewart, the resident stage di- 
rector at the Hippodrome for six years, 
is leaving the institution in about three 
weeks. 

He has promoted a new theatre in 
which he will be one of the managing 
directors. 



CRITIC GUESSED WRONG. 

Chicago, Sept. 12. 

Quite some amusement was oc- 
casioned by the error in gender made 
by Felix Borowski of the "Herald" in 
his criticism of "Good Bye Boys" last 
week. Borowski evidently imagined 
Junie McCree was not a male and re- 
ferred to him as "her." 

The show, which got poor notices, 
still remains at the Princess, but there 
is a deal on to have the book rewritten. 



QUESTION PLAY. 

G. M. Anderson, in association with 
Lawrence Weber, will shortly present 
"Yes or No?" a play by Arthur Good- 
rich. The piece is being cast this week. 

There will be a trio of woman stars 
in the production. Helen Ware, Mary 
Boland and Helen Holmes having 
been engaged for the cast. 



WILSON BACK TO LONDON. 

William J. Wilson, who has been in 
this country for about six weeks, has 
arranged to return to London to take 
charge of a production which is to be 
placed in rehearsal Nov. 1. 



NATALIE ALT MARRYING. 

Chicago, Sept. 12. 

Natalie Alt, the prima donna with 
"Good-bye, Boys," is to be married next 
month. 

Miss .A.lt admits it, but is withholding 
all information as to the lucky groom. 



Opening Marks Mack's Return. 

David Belasco's production of "The 
Tijjfcr Rose" opens at the Lyceum, Oct. 
2 and will be marked by the return of 
Willard Mack to the legitimate stage. 

He plays an important part in his 
own piece. 

fn the cast will be William Court- 
It i.uh, 'riionias h^indlay, Willard Mack, 
l''iillcr Mcllish, I'c(|ro de Cordoba, Cal- 
\ ill riioir.as. Edwin Holt, Edward 
M.ick. Artlinr J. Wood. Jean Fcrrell, 
I cimio I'lrirh. 



Dickey Has a New Play. 

Paul Dickey liiisi cninpUlcd a new 
play, tlic name of which has not been 
divulged as yet. The finishing: 
touclu's were made at Eisher's Island. 
N Y. 



BERNHARDT LEAVING. 

Mme. Bernhardt leaves the Knicker- 
bocker and New York after this week 
to take up a road tour of one-nighters 
for three weeks, opening on October 7 
at the Auditorium, Chicago, for her 
first week stand. 

The W. F. Connor-Bernhardt con- 
tract is for 40 weeks. A^ter filling som^ 
mid- West dates the show will go to the 
West Indies, then return to the states 
and go to the Coast, with the louthern 
territory in the United States also to 
be covered. 

Bernhardt will make up her daily 
program from a repertoire of 10 plays. 
Specialities in the Bernhardt company 
at the Knickerbocker are Jean Cooper, 
Helen Moller's Dancers, Annie Louise 
David, and Florence Hardeman, Rome 
Fenton, Jean Duval and Company 
("Color Gems"), Albert Donnelly. A 
change may be made in the acts for 
road travel. 



CASE, NOT FARRAR. 

The deal Flo Ziegfeld tried to put 
over for the appearance of Geraldine 
Farrar at the Century was made im- 
possible of the prima donna's contrmct 
with the Metropolitan, which has three 
years to run. Under this contract Miss 
Farrar is guaranteed two performances 
a week at $2,000 a performance. 

As a result of being unable to obtain 
Miss Farrar the Century management 
went after another Metropolitan voice 
and it is now reported they have Anna 
Case, who, for the past two season^, 
has been devoting her time to concert 
work, although under contract to the 
Metropolitan. 

YIDDISH OPERA. 

The Thomashefsky theatre, National, 
on Houston street, will present a comic 
opera in Yiddish about October 1. It is 
to be called "Mozzletov," the Jewish 
expression for "good luck." 

There will be a large company with 
the principals Yiddish players, but the 
chorus of boys and girls will be 
Americans. 

Dan Dody is staging the numbers. 



SLATTERY PRESS AGENT. 

Dan Slattery , just returned from 
Boston with "His Little Widows," has 
been appointed general press repre- 
sentative for Lawrence Weber and G. 
M. Anderson. 

Last season Slattery managed Nora 
Bayes while she was presenting her 
own company. He was formerly sec- 
retary to Commissioner Bingham when 
the latter was the head of the Police 
Department. 



"CHATTERBOX" POSTPONED. 

Bayard Veiller's piece, "The Chat- 
terbox," to have come to the Fulton, 
has been indefinitely postponed, pend- 
ing the making of a number of changes. 

Fay Bainter, who had the principal 
rofe, has resigned, and returned to her 
former part in "The Willow Tree," 
which opened at the Playhouse, Wil- 
mington, Wednesday night. 



HODGE'S NEW PLAY. 

William Hodge is rehear:ung a new 
play which he will present in associa- 
tion with Lee Shubert. The piece is to 
open out of town Oct. 1. 

At present it is unnamed. Two titles 
are under consideration. 



Passes Philly for Boston. 

The Winter Garden show will not 
play Philadelphia when it leaves New 
York, but will go direct to Boston for 
its annual run. 

Philadelphia is said to have been 
passed up as financially worthless by 
the Winter Garden management. 



"FOLLIES" LAST WEEK. 

The "Follies," which leaves the 
Amsterdam Saturday, is still playing to 
enormous receipts. The takings last 
week amounted to $19,700. 



LEGITIMATE, 



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BEHING TWO TO ONE AGAINST 
Q PRESENT PLAY CROP LASTING 

Hotel Agency Men Willing to Gamble No Five Current At- 
tractions Will Live on Broadway Until January 1. 
Shows Most Favored. Business 
Up at Certain Houses. 



Several of the hotel agency men 
majle bets early this week against the 
probability of any of the showj in 
town at present lasting on Broadway 
until the first of the year. 

One of the men laid two to one no 
five shows out of the present crop 
would last that long. He secured two 
takers on this basis. 

The five shows most favored are: 
"Business Before Pleasure," capacity 
last week; "Polly with a Past," at the 
Belasco, started off like wildfire; 'The 
Very Idea" at the Astor, played to 
almost $10,000 last week; "May time 
and "The Rambler House." Despite 
the latter show not getting away to 
a very good start this week, it seems 
certain the management will hold it 
in New York until after the holiday 
period. 

Business in general took a lift dur- 
ing the latter part of last week, but 
conditions in general are not what the 
managers expected at this time, with 
the weather so exceedingly favorable 
for show business. 

The current week's list of cut-rates, 
on sale both upstairs and at the Pub- 
lic Service Ticket Office, and regarded 
as "regulars" by the staffs there, in- 
cluded "Love o' Mike" (Casino) 
"This Way Out" (Cohan); "The Inner 
Man" (Cort) ; "Over the Phone" (48th 
Street), for the opening performance; 
"The Pawn" (Fulton); "Daybreak 
(Harris); "Good Night, Paul" (Hud- 
son); Madam Bernhardt (Knicker- 
bocker); "Leave It to Jane" (Long- 
acre); "The Eyes of Youth" (Elliott); 
"The Man Who Came Back" (Play- 
house); "Maytime" (Shubert); "Lucky 
O'Shea" (39th Street); "The Passing 
Show" (Winter Garden. 

CHICAGO LEGIT. LINES BRACED. 

Chicago, Sept. 12. 
The consummation of arrangements 
last week which sends both the Stude- 
baker and the Colonial back into the 
legitimate ranks within a month (de- 
tails of which appear elsewhere in this 
issue) was the important development 
of the new season. The news that 
the Colonial ¥K>uld switch its policy of 
vaudeville (latelv resumed by Jones, 
Linick & Schaefer) and house A. H. 
Woods* "Parlor, Bedroom and Bath," 
which moves over from the Olympic 
at the end of the month, led to a 
belief that Klaw & Erlanger, who hold 
the underlying lease on the Colonial 
and are part owners of it, had check- 
mated the Shuberts who had secured 
possession of the Studebaker. How- 
ever, it develops that although the 
Shuberts have gained control of the 
Studebaker (at a lower rental than the 
$44,000 yearly, previously paid), it will 
be jointly booked by them and K. & 
E., both sending in star attractions so 
that every effort will be made to make 
the house a winner. A large sum is 
being expended to beautify and re- 
model the Michigan avenue theatre, 
the figure mentioned being $100,000, 
and it is expected to open Oct. 15. 

In the matter of the Colonial, the 
reason for the sudden change was 
probably due to the pressure brought 
by V*'oods to secure a house for "Par- 
lor, Bedroom and Bath," limited to five 
weeks at the Olympic and which has 
developed into a hit. Since Jones, 
Linick & Schaefer's arrangement with 
K. & E. stipulates no legitimate shows 
be presented by them. The deal was 
welcome to J., L. & S., for the resumed 
vaudeville policy has not to date 



shown bright prospects. The house will 
very probably hold legitimate bookings 
throughout the season, with "The Cen- 
tury Girl" is mentioned as following 
the Woods' hit, but J., L. & S. retain 
the management. It is understood that 
the Colonial will be in the pool exist- 
ing here between the two producing 
firms, and that may be true also for 
the Studebaker. Neither one of the two 
houses has been successful with pic- 
tures in the past six months, and their 
return to the legitimate field coupled 
with the recent return also of the La- 
Salle, again gives Chicago its full 
quota of legitimate houses. This 
should lessen the seasonal claim of a 
house shortage. 

In the policy changes of these houses 
is not seen a contest between the two 
big producing firms, but the necessity 
for theatres, since both have planned 
an unusually large number of shows 
for this season, and advices point to 
there being more money in the larger 
cities than on the road. 

Both, therefore, have added a house 
to their respective strings here, and 
though K. & E. still has the edge in 
the matter of booking control, the 
pooling arrangement probably evens 
up matters. 



14TH ST. ON INTERNATIONAL 

A deal was consummated this week 
whereby the 14th Street theatre (6th 
avenue and 14th) will play the Inter- 
national Circuit shows this winter, 
commencing Oct. 1. Walter Rosen- 
berg, who now has the former Rosen- 
quest house under lease, fixed up the 
new booking arrangement with George 
H. Nicolai, the opening attraction yet 
to be decided by the Inlematiunal 
heads. 

The 14th Street has had a checkered 
career and after long service as a legi- 
timate house tried pop vaudeville and 
pictures, this making its first connec- 
tion with the International Circuit. 



SHUBERTS' CO-STARS. 

The Shuberts have decided to co- 
star Beth Lydy and John Charles 
Thomas in a musical piece entitled 
"The Star Gazer." 

It was announced as one of the pro- 
ductions in preparation before the first 
of the current year. 

"The Star Gazer" was written by 
Cosmo Hamilton, with the score by 
Franz Lehar. 



MAY REVIVE 'PETER GRIMM.'' 

There is a possibility David Belasco 
may present David Belasco in New 
York next spring for a brief run in a 
revival of ''Tiie Return of Peter 
Grimm." 

This season tlie star after opening 
in Louisville next Monday nijj;ht will 
flay Philadelphia, Boston and Chicago 
in "The Music Master." In the latter 
town it is believed that the piece will 
remain for at least five months. 

As a secondary possibility for next 
.'^prinir Mr. Belasco is lioldinp tlie W^il- 
lard Mack play "Alias" for Warfield. 



Mollic King, in connection with her 
r.rcseriT u.ivix in ibr Talbe serial. "Tbe 
.''^o^lll I\:.u IS." \\\\\ lelnrn to liie spcak- 
\u<j staj^e. slartin;^' tbir, Sunday at the 
Winter Garden, a Sunday night con- 
cert. 



HITCHCOCK'S NEW ONE AT PARK. 

When the new Hitchcock-Goetz re- 
vue is first shown to the public it is 
quite likehr it will be staged at the 
Park on Columbus circle, the propri- 
etors having begun negotiations with 
the new producing firm to that end. 
It is understood the Pabst Restaurant 
firm has offered to construct a roof 
garden atop the Park, provided it is 
tenanted by Hitchcock and Goetz. 

Ethel Barrymore is the latest star 
sought by the combination, they con- 
cluding Miss Barrymore in a revue 
would be^ a big draw. Provided she 
accepts their proposition. Miss Barry- 
more will stage travesties on the cur- 
rent Broadway plays. Ray, Gordon 
and William Dooley have been signed 
for the new show, the deal being con- 
cluded this week. Walter Catlett is 
also engaged, tentatively. 

If no new house is landed by Decem- 
ber 1, when the new revue is sched- 
uled to open the 44th Street, that the- 
atre will be utilized for that purpose. 

The hotels have taken a block of 
seats for "Hitchy-Koo" for eight addi- 
tional weeks, beginning with its 44th 
Street opening. 



EQUITY CONTRACT NEAR SETTLED 

Up to Wednesday nothing new had 
been definitely settled on the new 
equitable contract for the le^it. aside 
from the fact the Actors' Equity Asso- 
ciation was of the belief the Managers' 
Association would turn the contract 
over fully ratified by the executive 
officers inasmuch as the legal clarifi- 
cation had been made and that all re- 
mained was a final O. K. 

The Equity Council held its usual 
meeting Tuesday afternoon. Among 
the subjects discussed was the contract 
matter, which is expected to be ready 
for the printer before another week 
has elapsed. 



NEW ANSPACHER PIECE. 

Selwyn & Co. have accepted a new 
play by Louis Anspacher, which they 
are to produce shortly. The firm has 
announced it will present Nat Good- 
win and Arnold Daly as co-stars in 
"Why Marry?" but it is believed they 
will make another production prior to 
that. This may or may not be the 
Anspacher piece, although they have 
a show now in rehearsal, the nature 
of which is a secret. 



REVUE POSSIBILITIES. 

Cohan & Harris are already consid- 
ering possibilities for their revue to 
be placed into rehearsal about Thanks- 
giving time. It is to open in New 
York Christmas night, usual hereto- 
fore. 

At present Bonita and Lew Hearn, 
Dorothy Jardon and Emma Carus and 
Larry Comer are being looked upon as 
eligible for the production. 



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'ELOPERS" OUT TWO DAYS. 

"The Elopers" lasted two days on 
the road, the backers deciding to go no 
further when the returns did not come 
in at Walkes-Barre and Scranton. 

The players were returned to New 
York last Friday. 



COUNTER REQUEST FOR RIGHTS. 

Elliott, Coqistock & Gest, who 
boujs'ht the American rights from Oscar 
Asche, of "Chu Chin Chow" and had 
to pay an advance of $50,000, are now 
in a position to "reciprocate." 

Mr. Asche has cabled for the Eng- 
lish rights to their "Oh, Boy," and they 
have replied, asking a bonus of $25,000. 

"LIFE OF AUGUSTIN DALY." 

The Macmillan Companv, publishers, 
lias just issued 'The Life of Augustin 
Daly," written by his brother, the late 
ju'l'^c Joseph Francis Daly. 

It contains a record of the famous 
producer's early adventures and his 
later successes, tales of the careers of 
noted stage celebrities, anecdotes, etc. 



BOOMING JACK LAIT. 



Jack Lait, in spare moments t play- 
wright^ has actively begun writing fic- 
tion stories for the Chicago "Tribune/* 
the first appearing October 7. Lait is 
under a three-year contract, and the 
"Tribune's" publicity campaign on hit 
stories, due to be sprung soon, is per- 
haps one of the most comprehensive 
ever undertaken b^ a daily. 

Display advertismg i^ill be made in 
dailies from Toledo to Omaha and 
Grand Rapids to Louisville, which 
covers the "Tribune's" actual circula- 
tion area. In addition. Lait's stories 
will be syndicated tnroughottt the 
country, those papers repnnting the 
tales, also using display space in popu- 
larizmg them. 

An mteresting angle of the 'Tri- 
bune's" manner of using Laifs works 
is that each one of his stories is to be 
made into a two-reel film, to be pro- 
duced by the "Tribune's" own com- 
pany under the name of the Indian 
Film Company. The paper has put 
up $75,000 as an evidence of good 
faith with the Mutual Film, which com- 
pany will distribute the films (Lait's 
name featured on each). The Indian 
Company will therefore produce a two- 
reeler each week for tlie next three 
years. 

The Rothacker studios will be used 
for the work. A stock company will 
not be used, it being the effort to keep 
the pictures up to the highest stand- 
ard. 

The first of the stories and films will 
be called "Bungaloo Isle." 



FRAZEE'S "'SUCUR.'* 

H. H. Frazee will mark his return to 
theatricals by producing "The Slacker" 
by James Montgomery. The play was 
originally held by Cohan & Harris, who 
have transferred their rights to Fra- 
zee. He has opened otnces in the 
Brokaw building, and Eddie Weil may 
again be associated with him in the 
role of general press representative. 



COHAN'S RECORD PIECL 

George M. Cohan is said to have 
achieved a Record in the writing of the 
book, lyrics and music of the new 
vehicle in which Cohan & Harris are 
to present Chauncey Olcott this sea- 
son. 

The entire work was accomplished 
in five days. 






DRAMATIC WRITER BUND. 

L. V. B. Rucker, a dramatic writer 
for several years for the Associated 
Press and United Press. New York, has 
been obliged by total blindness to leavlT 
Broadway for Richmond, Mo., where he 
now lives, 117 South College street 

Mr. Rucker was known to many pro- 
fessionals along the P.ialto. 



BAGGAGE CAR SHORTAGE. 

The booking managers have been 
generally warned by the railroad 
authorities they must expect difficulty 
with baggage cars beginning Saturday 
and contmuing until about November 
15. 

The Government has notified, the 
roads they will need cars for shipment 
of materials to the various army can- 
tolnments and that they will com- 
mandeer the rolling stock for this 
purpose. 



"PAUL" CHORUS OUT. 

The six girls in the chorus of "Good- 
Night, Paul" at the Hudson have been 
piven their notice. The show is to con- 
tinue in New York with only the prin- 
cipals. 

The management of the company re- 
ceived a surprise last week when the 
showinir. after heint^ rather eenerally 
panned here, after having "flivved" in 
Chicago, seemed to catch on. Last 
Friday and Saturday the Hudson prac- 
tically sold out. 



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LEGITIMATE 




"Shore Acres" (Robert Campbell) for 
the International Circuit. 

With Claude Payton and Doris Wool- 
ridge as the principal players, "The 
Heart of Wetona" has started an In- 
ternational Circuit tour. Claude Saun- 
ders is ahead and Col. Marloborough 
managing. 

Howard Sloat has organized a reper- 
toire company, with a ja.:z band as a 
feature. It will tour New England. 

Clifford Devereau is organizing 
"Arms and the Man/' on the road 
around Oct. 1. A New York cast is 

being engaged. 

The eastern company, "Oh, You- 
Kid!" (O. E. Wee) has been with- 
drawn from the road. Wee to devote 
all his attention to one company which 
will tour the east. 

"Joiinny Get ^our Gun," now in re- 
hearsal, direction John Cort, with Cyril 
Chadwick and Bradley Martin among 
its players, opens next Monday at Al- 
bany. 

"l«"urs and Frills," the latest Arthur 
Hammerstein production, will get 
started Oct. 22 at Hartford, coming 
into New Vork shortly afterward, with 
no place at present set for it, although 
a Snubert theatre will house the piece. 

Melville B. Raymond has taken to 
the trail ahead of "Watch Your Step" 
(Plohn & Levey). Leo Leavitt is man- 
aging. The show will be in San Fran- 
cisco around Oct. 17. 

"Nothing But the Truth" (Max fig- 
man), with a Coast tour booked, opened 
last week. It is due in FVisco Oct 16. 
Charles Riggs is ahead and William 
Flack is managing. 

About Oct. 15 there will be quite a 
reunion in San Francisco of agents and 
managers who summer in New York. 
John Daly will be in there ahead of 
"Erstwhile Susan" (Henrietta Cros- 
man) at about the same tin^e William 
Flack, Fred Jordan (with "The Knife"), 
Mel Raymond, and Leo Leavitt. 

The William Collier company of 
"Nothing But the Truth" opened last 
week. William Molitor is back with 
the show. 

"Our Betters," direction John Wil- 
liams, is on a road journey. 

J. E. Rockwell's all-colored "Sunny 
South" with new scenery and new ma- 
terial is on the road. 

The Fred Stone shows, "Jack o' Lan- 
tern," no«v in rehearsal, opens Oct. 4 at 
the Forrest, Philadelphia, and after 
three weeks returns to New York for 
its Broadway premiere at the Globe. 
Among those rehearsing are Helen Fal- 
coner, Douglas Stevenson, Charles Aid- 
rich, Oscar Ragland, Harry Lewis, 
Marconi Brothers, Six Brown Bros. 

The Eastern company of "Very 
Good Eddie" opens at the Broad Street, 
Newark, ^. J., Sept. 24. 

•'Yea, Bo" is the title of a Chicago 
musical farce, with book by Harry Se- 
gall and music from Ben Jerome. The 
show will be sent around the one night- 
ers in the mid-west and may reach 
Broadway. The title "Yea, Bo" had 
been "doped" by some as the name 
for a successor to "Oh, Boy," the ex- 
pression being used several times in 
that show. 

Klaw & Erlanger are to send two 
companies of "Springtime" on tour this 
season. The first opens in Montreal 
Sept. 17, playing the middle and far 
West. The No. I company will open in 
Baltimore Sept. 24 and then go to the 
Illinois, Chicago, for a run. In the lat- 
ter show will be George MacFarland, 
I'.lsie .'\dler. Jack llrizard. Charles Mca- 
kins, F'rances Cameron Tlic Coast com- 
pany will have Frank M( liityrc. Harri- 
son Brockbatik, Haliie Burks, Arthur 
F. lUirckly, Zoe Barnett, 

"The fascinating Widow" is to take 



to the road again, but without Julian El- 
tinge. In his stead Hal Russell will 
play the role created by Eltinge. 
For the purpose of sending the com- 
pany on tour a new company, known 
as the Darsford Producing C^o., has 
been formed. Chris. O. Brown and Jack 
Perre are interested in the corporation. 
The show is scheduled to open at the 
Apollo, Atlantic City, Sept. 20. In the 
cast will be Julia Gi^ord, Mabelle Ce- 
dars, Mack Marshall, George Gaston, 
Dorothy Milburn, Page Spencer, Flor- 
ence Guise, William Phelps, W. J. Mc- 
Carthy. 

Giuseppe Creatore Grand Opera Co., 
with Frank Gerth managing, will open 
Oct. 15 at Stamford, with New England 
territory to follow, the company start- 
ing a two weeks' engager^ent at the 
Boston opera house Nov. 5. In the 
Creatore company will be Morgan 
Kingston, Margaret George, Mme. Re- 
gina Vicarino, Hilda Deighton, Pina 
Garavelli, Edith Cademartri, Ralph 
Errolle, Alfred Kaufman, Giuseppe In- 
terrante and a chorus of 30, with an 
orchestra of 32 musicians. 

John Cort is to send "Mother Carey's 
Chickens" on tour for a preliminary 
season prior to bringing the piece 
to the Cort, New York, Sept. 24. The 
show opens at the Broadway, Long 
Branch, tomorrow night and then plays 
several weeks in upper New Vork 
state. 



STOCKS OPENING. 

The Empire, Salem, Mass., stock has 
engaged Jane Salisbury as leading 
woman. 

William Malley may return to stock 
producing. He has a location in New 
England practically picked for a new 
fall venture. 

The Nesbit, Wilkes-Barre, took on 
a new stock policy Labor Day when 
the Kreuger Brothers installed a com- 
pany, with Percy Meldon as stage di- 
rector. 

John Himmellein's company plans to 
remain at Sandusky, O., all season. 

At the Empire, Paterson, N. J., 
Moses & Johnson are installing a com- 
pany, comprising Ruth Lechler, D. For- 
rest Orr, John B. Whiteman, Lester 
Howard, Victor Fletcher, Edith Gray, 
Edith Bowers, Erma Irwin, Frank 
Base, Harry J. Fischer and Jack Doty. 

The Family, LaFayete, Ind., long the 
home of pop vaudeville in that city, at 
present has dramatic stock under the 
direction of Jack Boyle. 

Denver, September 12. 

The Lakeside Comedy Company 
ended its summer engagement at the 
Casino last week. Its members left 
immediately to join the musical stock 
company being formed at the Grand, 
Kockford, 111., to entertain the soldiers 
at the Rockford cantonments. The 
principals include Frederick Dunham, 
Mabelle La Couvor and Francis Pier- 
lot. 

Sixteen remained with Charles Le- 
roy to appear in musical comedies at 
the local Plaza. Emmet Bogan, John 
Benson, Jack O'Malley, Miss Lee John- 
stone, Edith Lawrence and Jeanne 
Mackenzie were among the latter. 

Portland, Me., Sept. 12. 
The T. S. Thomas Musical Comedy 
Company opened its season last week 
at the Greely's theatre with almost en- 
tirely new faces. The company is routed 
through New England. There is an ex- 
ceptionally good looking chorus. The 
personnel is T. S. Thomas, Ed. Hen- 
sliaw, Moris Perry, Bob Thomas, 
(Icoree Harrington, Rutii King, and tMe 
chorus: Helen Davis, Kitty Buckley, 
Klita Gates, Eva Chappel, Dorothy Der 
Rivers, Anna Webber, Helen Evans, 
Ena Reardon. 



POLLY WITH A PAST. 

Harry Richardson Cyril Boott 

Rex Van Zlle Herbert Yoat 

Prentice Van Zlle (Rex's uncle), 

H. BeaTes-Smltli 
(by special arrangement.) 
Clay Collub (an Interior decorator), 

Georg« - Sluait ChiUtie 

A Stranger Robert Plscber 

Commodore "Bob" Uarkar. .Thomas Reynolds 

Polly Shannon Ina Claire 

Mrs. Martha Van Zlle (Rex's mother). 

Winifred Fraser 

Myrtle Davis Anne Meredith 

Mrs. Clementine Davis (her mother), 

Louise Galloway 
Parker Mildred Dean 

David Belasco Is apparently hogging one dl- 
vlpion of the leRitimate theatrical field. In 
which the other Broadway producers do not 
seem to have any Interest. That Is, the sweetly 
pretty comedy or farce comedy, such as "The 
Boomerang," and now Its successor, "Polly 
With a Past," at the Belasco. 

The "Polly" piece Is by Oeorve MIddleton 
and Guy Bolton. With the dramatization of 
the French accent, as happened to Polly, It 
strikes one as somewhat remarkable, consider- 
ing Mr. Bolton Is part author of the book, 
that all raoiness has been removed from the 
story. "Polly's Past" Is an Indecent past, 
made decent, as far as the audience Is con- 
cerned, and Ina Claire, who debuts as a $2 
actress, featured, "under Belasco." does her 
utmost to keep the French accent perfectly 
pure. This she does as far as the audience 
is concerned, but it leaves a rather vapid story 
that is always plain and has only Miss 
Claire's "zees" for attention. 

Polly was a good girl. Her Ohio home town 
name was Polly Shannon. She came to New 
York, upon the death of father, the local 
minister, polly wanted to go to Paris to com- 
plete a musical education, but finding money 
tight for sailing purposes, engaged at gen- 
eral houseworker In the apartment of two 
bachelors. These two had a friend, an awful 
mess. He doted upon a girl-reformer, who 
spurned his attentions. His friends were ad- 
vised by Polly, with whom they grew quite 
chummy (after learning of her own dear and 
dreary past) that If the reforming girl found 
out the awful mess was going daffy over a 
French adventuress, she might more carefully 
observe him. They agreed the plan was a 
good one, and then they agreed upon Polly to 
play It. 

It needed 40 minutes for the first act to 
work this out. It could have been condensed 
into 10 minutes, but not according to the 
Pelnsco style of play making. It Isn't the 
"sweet plays" themselves In tne Belasco the- 
atre that get over all alone. It's the Belasco 
way of doing things, and "he has done this 
piece as he has done others. If they fall, It's 
entirely a rantter of mistaken Belasco judg- 
ment, for he doesn't fall down in any one par- 
ticular. Thus It Is always odds on a Belasco 
show, tf New York sees It, will get over. 

In the second act Polly Is Pauline Baudy, 
or something like that, a French girl with 
gingery clothes, high heels and a record. That 
record startled Northampton, L. I., where the 
scene shifted to. upon the town folk finding 
out who was with them. They got all the 
stories of her career, how one pianist had com- 
mitted suicide through her fascinations, but 
the climax came when the awful mens intro- 
duced the French girl Into his family circle 
ns his Intended wife. That was a panic. When 
Pauline informed the assembled company she 
was a "man's woman" and cast her eyes at an 
elderly man among the bunch, he took Rer 
word for It. nnd went on the run out of the 
house for safety. 

Meantime the awful mess fell out of love 
with bis reforming ideal and in love with 
Polly. Polly claimed she loved him also, and 
this led into the third act, which finished It. 

There are many lauehing moments for a 
$2 audience in this piece. They are still 
laushlng easily, and for $2 seem to demand 
less laughs than vaudeville does for 75 cents. 

• '»-'• I.TU-rbs. the Be- 
lasco name and the desire to see Ina Claire 
shine as a Belasco star, "Polly With a ^ast" 
ouKht to get along nicely for a while, at least. 

It's the chance for Miss Claire. Those who 
admire her will be pleased at her perform- 
anre. always a good on'», without imitations or 
danring and very little singing. If there's 
anyone around who could have done the 
French girl and accent as well as Miss Claire. 
Belasco and everyone else have overlooked 
her. A pretty girl, with a sweet personality, 
who tries for natiirnlness in each character, 
as the French dame and the Ohio girl, and 
succeeds with both. Miss Claire has made her 
hit upon Broadway at last, the sort of a hit 
she probablv wanted to make. There is no 
emotion in the piece nnd no heavy acting. 

Of the men Cyril Scott took the lend and 
held it. Herbert Yost played the a'vful mess, 
ns the book had It. Polly m'ght have been 
doomed to return to Ohio for falling for him. 
hut blnme the book for that ns well, rathei^ 
than Mr. Yost. William Sampson did a very 
nice bit ns a reformed souse, allowing himself 
to be reformed to obtain drinks more easily 
nnd surely. Robert Fischer did not arrive on 
the scene until near the ending of the third 
act. h»it ifot away with n character bit In ex- 
crllent style. Louise Gnllownv rnn nway from 
the other women, becoming second to Miss 
Clnlre. None of the rr-malnrtcr of the com- 
panv nchloved nny espoelnl distinction, nor did 
the authors — it's Inst Bnlnsco nnd Clnlre. and 
that romhinatlon will do the trick In th^i^ In- 
stsncp for, notwIthstnndlnK the Frenrhlness 
puphed In. anv school girl can see the play 
by herself. No d'>nbt nearly nil of them will 
want tn. for It's the women who will like thld 
show the most. 

It's also thp women who will now start talk- 
ing with a French accent. There were enndgh 
of them before, nlonr Broadway. The sad- 
dening epidemic may spread. 8ime. 



BUSINESS BEFORE PLEASURE. 

The program at the Bltlngo readi that A. 
H. Woods presenta a new comedj In thrta 
acts entitled "Buainen Before Pleasure." 
That's not. exactly the truth. Wliat hs jpra- 
aents Is Baniey Bernard and Alezandar Carr 
In a series of crosaflra skits, altsmatlnji In 
tlte "Seeding" and the "come-backs," with an 
able body of artists yarylng this at regular In- 
tervals by feeding one or both. 

"Business Before Pleasure," by Montagus 
Glass and Jules Eckert Goodman, Is not, 
strictly speaking, a play, but, what is much 
more desirable, it's exceptionally good snter- 
tainment The only really derogatory criti- 
cism that can be made of it is that the laugh- 
ter Is too continuous. Before It Is over you 
are actually exhausted. Even the two serious 
scenes, one melodramatic and the other a 
heart-interest situation. Is Interspersed with 
explosive risibilities. 

In addition to a brief preliminary canter 
out of town the piece is now in its fourth 
week In New York, and hence Is running with 
ease of a freshly decarbonised automobile. The 
two stars are known exactly where eyery 
laugh is and the requisite humoring to glTe 
each point In this they are ably assisted by 
a remarkably competent supporting company, 
which Includes such artists as Mathllde Cot-" 
trelly, George Leguerre, Clara Joel and others. 

"Business Before Pleasure" is the third of 
the series of a "Potash ft Perlmutter" stage 
entertainments. In this, the latest and best of 
them, "Abe" and "Mawruss" are disclosed as 
the proprietors of a picture studio and sn- 
guged in the manufacture of feature "flllums." 
The fun revolves around their utter Ignor- 
ance of the business and the comparison of 
the salaries they are compelled to pay screen 
actors as agalnat the people they formerly 
employed to manufacture cloaks and suits. 
A summary of the skeleton of the plot Is of 
little or no consequence. It is not the ele- 
mental attempt at a story that counts but 
the series of side-splitting situations in which 
they become entangled and the brilliant shafts 
of crossfire wit put into the mouths of Messrs. 
Carr and Bernard that makes for the fun- 
niest entertainment ever seen In New York. 

It should remain at the Eltinge for the 
next two years. JOio. 

''EILEEN'' UNIQuEt ADVERTISED. 

Bill Oviatt, acting for Joe Weber, has 
worked out a unique plan to pre-aail'er- 
tise "Eileen" in its road travel this 
season, though the Herbert opera will 
not make many stands. It opens Sep- 
tember 24 at Hartford, going in for 
runs It Philadelphia and Chicago. 

Mr. Oviatt is posting a four-page 
sheet of "Eileen's muMc tvo weeks in 
advance of the show's opening to about 
1,500 residents of the towns it will play, 
securing the names from the local 
"Blue Book." The sheet contains re- 
frains of four of the production's most 
popular numbers. It has an attractive 
title page and an announcement for the 
show on the back page. It is costing 
about 10 cents each to send the adver- 
tisement out. 

Mr. Weber's production of "Her 
Regiment," with music also by Victor 
Herbert, is now preparing to open at 
Springfield, Mass., October 22, going 
into Providence for a week, then split- 
ting the next between Hartford and 
New Haven, coming into a Shubert 
house, as yet not selected, in New 
York. 

Mr. Herbert has tumc^ out some ex- 
tremely fetching music for "Her Regi- 
ment." It sounds as tuneful as his 
best. Fred Latham is supervising the 
production for Mr. Weber. Mr. Oviatt 
will go out with the company, and 
Joseph Diiluu will be in advance. 

The cast complete holds Carolina 
White, Donald Brian, Dallas Welford, 
Will T. Carleton, Sidney Jarvis^ Alice 
Hegeman, Paulina French, Cynthia 
Latham, George Marinett, besides a 
large chorus of boys ?nd girls. 



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Vion Managing "Odds and Ends.' 
Joe Vion has been engaged by Nor- 
worth & Shannon as company managfir 
for "Odds and Ends," which opens in 
Stamford September IS, and plays out 
of town for three weeks prior to its 
presentation at the new Norworth 
theatre. 



Lyric Reported Taken by Fox. 

The report sped along the Rialto 
Monday that William Fox had obtained 
the lease of the Lyric (Shnbert's). and 
that starting in October he would de- 
fine the policy of the house. 



Cissy Hines (Noman and Philips) 
has been granted a divorce and the 
custody of her child, from Palmer 
Hines. 



LEGITIMATE, 



15 



REGULAR LEGIT SEASON ON 
WITH OUT-OF-TOWN OPENINGS 



''Scrap of Paper'' Shows at Atlantic City; ''Kitty Darlin''' 
Pronounced Best Play of Its Kind Buffalo Has Seen; 
San Francisco Thinks Poorly of "Under Pres- 
sure/' New K. & E. Production. 



Atlantic City, Sept. 12. 

Al Woods produced, for the first 
time on the stage, at the Apollo Mon- 
day night a new melo-drama, "The 
Scrap of Paper," by Arthur Somers 
Roche and Owen Davis, adapted from 
the former's serial story which ran in 
the Saturday Evening Post some 
months ago. 

The play follows the original story 
closely, in fact too closely, for there is 
much that is narrative in the stage 
version. However, with all the tricks 
of the old time melo thriller there is 
keen interest engendered in the play 
by the chase of a scrap of paper on 
which are the signatures of three capi- 
talists, who control the coal, food- 
stuffs and railroad and banking inter- 
ests of the country. After the paper 
has been signed a gust of wind flings 
it out the window and lays it at the 
feet of Handsome Harry Mack, a con- 
fidence man. 

Realizing its importance. Mack at- 
tempts to make his getaway; but is 
caught in the steamship office and ap- 
prehended by the police as a suspicious 
character. As he is about to be taken 
away he manages to slip the paper into 
the pocket of a clerk. This clerk, Dix- 
on Grant, also realizing the importance 
of the paper, the existence of which he 
learned while at luncheon, seeks to 
use it as a means to secure money 
from the capitalists, so that he may 
marry Kirby Rowland. Kirbjr will have 
nothing to do with blackmail, but co- 
erces Grant to use the paper as a 
means to stop such control of the ne- 
cessary commodities, which the capi- 
talists intend to sell to certain German 
manipulators. 

Mack manages to secure his freedom 
from the police and thence commences 
his chase for the paper. The yellow 
vellum has been given to Tom Han- 
rahan, a newspaper reporter. Mack 
drugs him, and confronts the million- 
aires in their den. He gets a reward 
of $200,000. Grant and Kirby are suc- 
cessful in having the agreement nulli- 
fied by an appeal to the daughter of 
one of the arch conspirators, who 
swoons on hearing the details of the 
plot. Masterson, the instigator of the 
agreement, capitulates when his daugh- 
ter recovers from her swoon. 

Edward Ellis, who played Blacky 
Daw in "Wallingford," quite ran away 
with the play, and topped the best ef- 
forts of Robert Hilliard, whom Woods 
is starring in the piece. Mr. Ellis 
makes of his crook, Handsome Harry 
Mack, a suave, debonair scoundrel, 
who wins the hearts of his audience. 

The play is not nearly so clever nor 
polished as "Arsene Lupin," nor "Raf- 
fles," and outside of the first act is 
rather weak-kneed, though there is 
considerable interest in the story, in 
spite of its glaring incongruities of con- 
struction. 

Besides Ellis and Hilliard, Carrol 
McComas, Russ Whytall, David Glass- 
ford, H. Dudley Hawley, Robert 
Strange, Edwin Holland, John J. Pier- 
son, Frederick Hand. Vida Reed, Ruth 
Donnelly, J. Fred Hollaway, Harold 
Hartsheil and Marpralo Gillmorc arc in 
the cast. The melodrama is in three 
acts and five scenes. It will play here 
for the week, and after a short pre- 



liminary tour will be seen in New 
York. 

Buffalo, Sept. 12. 

"Kitty Darlin'," the musical version 
of "Sweet Kitty Bcllairs," was first 
shown Monday night (for the week) at 
the Teck. 

The piece is extremely pleasing from 
start to finish and was locally termed 
as the best attraction of its kind that 
has played Buffalo in years. It opened 
to a packed house. 

Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse 
wrote the book and lyrics; Rudolf 
Frimol the music. The show was 
staged by Edward Royce. 

It is a Comstock, Elliott & Gest pro- 
duction, with David Belasco reported 
interested, through Mr. Belasco having 
been the producer of the "Bellairs" 
play. 



San Francisco, Sept. 12. 

The Klaw & Erlanger Stock present- 
ed its first production at the Columbia 
Monday, "Under Pressure," a comedy 
in four acts by Sidney Rosenfeld. 

It entails the story of a lover (J. 
Anthony Smythe) who declares physi- 
cal attributes can win any girl. He 
proceeds to woo the girl (Bertha 
Mann), who successfuly resists all his 
overtures until the final act, when she 
accepts him under pressure. 

The bedroom scene in the third 
stanza is rather risque, while the play 
on the whole is too talky, without suffi- 
cient action to maintain the essential 
interest. 

It was poorly received by a small 
first-night audience. 



<'DEW DROP INN'' COMMENT. 

Cincinnati, Sept. 12. 

Manager John Havlin, of the Grand 
opera house, is one of the many who 
believe the new theatrical season will 
be prosperous. 

Mr. Havlin bases his opinion on the 
run of "Dew Drop Inn" at the Grand 
last week. 

Although lambasted by the critics, 
the "Inn" did a whole lot better than 
expected. The show starts with a 
good prologue, in which three near- 
burglars plan the robbery of "Dew 
Drop Inn," after that the first act is 
bad, but the second and third acts 
bring the play nearly up to the ordi- 
nary musical comedy average. 

If this show did well, Havlin won- 
ders what a first-class production 
would accomplish. 

This week ^The Birth of a Nation" 
is at the Grand, where it ran seven 
successive weeks last season. 



GRASSO LEAVES SAVAGE 

Alfred A. Grasso, in charge of the 
stock department of the Henry W. 
Savape and also acting the capacity 
of assistant to general manager, Lou 
Wiswell, left the firm Saturday. He 
had been in the Savage employ for 11 
years, and at times when the firm was 
witlioiit a p:cneral press representative 
ho filled that berth. 

John J. Heapney, at Luna Park last 
stinimcr with the pul)licity department, 
has been cnpaged to replace Grasso. 



SHOWS IN PHILLY. 

Philadelphia, Sept. 12.— With the 
opening of the Forrest, where "The 
Riviera Girl" had its initial showing, 
and the Broad, where "Our Betters" 
was the first presentation of the sea- 
son, the legitimate season of 1917 can 
said to be under full sail. The Gar- 
rick's opening is set for Sept. 24, with 
"The Willow Tree," and the Lyric is 
expected to open the same week or one 
week later. Business has started well, 
the Forrest and Broad holding large 
houses Monday night. 

Interest centered in "The Riviera 
Girl," here for two weeks preparatory 
to its New York showing. The piece 
is a Klaw & Erlanger production. Guy 
Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse wrote 
the book and lyrics, while the music 
is by Emmerich Kalman, with scenery 
by Urban. The latter must be men- 
tioned as a feature, for it was the 
striking scenic beauty of the produc- 
tion which caught the fancy of the 
first-nighters before the piece was well 
started. The story is not a new one. 
It is of the son of a wealthy father 
falling in love with one below his rank, 
but it is nicely threaded in a series of 
impossible situations, with of course 
love triumphant at the finish. The 
company is an excellent one, Wilda 
Bennett, Arthur Burckley, Louis Gas- 
savant, Carl Gantvoort, Sam Hardy, 
Frank Farrington, J. Clarence Harvey, 
Marjorie Bently, Juliette Day and Vi- 
ola Cain contributing to the excellent 
playing. "The Riviera Girl" was very 
well received on the opening night 
and has been put down as a nit that 
will make good in New York. 

"Our Betters," the comedy by W. 
Somerset Maugham, which had a run 
at the Hudson last season, was pre- 
sented at the Broad with the original 
cast. The piece made an excellent im- 
pression and drew favorable com- 
ments from the press. A well filled 
house displayed marked approval. 

"The 13th Chair" is drawing well at 
the Adelphi and is here for a long run, 
according to present plans. 

The Orpheum, a popular priced house, 
opened its season this week with 
Thomas Shea in "Common Clay." 
"Peg O' My Heart," Sept. 17. 

The Knickerbocker began its season 
with "The Deserters," presented by a 
stock company. The house is under 
new management, W. W. Miller, for- 
merly of the William Penn, having 
withdrawn. The company includes 
Grace Hayle, with "Fair and Warmer" 
last year; Harry Bond, popular leading 
man from the west, and such favor- 
ites from last season as Marie War- 
ren, Early Western and Charles Moore. 



SHOWS IN FRISCO. 

San Francisco, Sept. 12. 

"The Cohan Revue" at the Alcazar, 
while not doing capacity business, is 
attracting audiences sufficiently large to 
warrant its retention for a while longer. 

"What Next," at the Cort, is holding 
up surprisingly well for its third week. 

The Columbia only did a fair week 
with its last regular attraction, while 
the current stock show, "Under Pres- 
sure," doesn't promise well for the 
week now ending. 



PLAY SOLD. 

"Ragtime a la Carte," with Jesse 
Weil, to have been out on the road, 
but was called off when Weil was draft- 
ed, has been sold bv Weil to Harry 
Cordlan, the St. Louis producer, now 
in New York. He will place a com- 
pany in rehearsal shortly. Weil re- 
tains only a small interest in the pro- 
duction. 



SCHOMER COMEDY. 

The Shuberts have a new oomedy by 
Schomer in rehearsal at present. 



"GOING UP" HAS KRUGER. 

Cohan & Harris h^vf practically 
completed the cast for "Going Up," 
the musical version of "The Aviator." 
The only drawback was the necessity 
of ^letting an actor for the leading role. 

This week Otto Kruger was signed 
for this part. 



SHOWS IN CHICAGO. 

Chicago, Sept. 12. 

The return shortly to the legitimate 
of both the Colonial and the Stude- 
baker (details of the policy switches 
elsewhere in this issue), were import- 
ant theatrical developments of the past 
week and within a month both houses 
^i\\ be offering legitimate attractions. 
News that the Colonial would, begin- 
ning Sept. 30, play road attractions fol- 
lowmg the announcement of the secur- 
ing of the Studebaker by the Shuberts, 
led showmen to believe the Colonial 
switch to be a checkmate on the Shu- 
berts by Klaw & Erlanger. That 
was, however, not exact, since it turns 
out A. H. Woods' "Parlor, Bedroom 
and Bath" is to move from the Olym- 
pic to the Colonial Sept. 30 on a shar- 
mg basis with Jones, Linick & Schaef- 
cr in the regular way. The latter firm 
remain in control of the house and 
their house manager also remains. 

The draw developed by "Parlor, 
Bedroom and Bath" makes that show 
look good until Christmas. Mr. Woods 
attempted to induce Oliver Morosco to 
set back his opening date for "Canary 
Cottage" at the CHmypic but to no 
purpose. It is an open secret that the 
recent resumption of vaudeville at the 
Colonial did not hold forth especially 
bright prospects and hence J. L. & S. 
were quite willing to accept the latest 
Woods hit. 

With the Studebaker, Colonial and 
La Salle back in legitimate, Chicago 
again is given its full quota of that 
class of theatres. The field will be 
widened with the new Woods theatre 
due to be completed around the holi- 
days and also by the shift from pic- 
tures to legitimate at the Plavhoute, 
under the same roof as the Studebaker 
and which will open Oct. 1 with Stuart 
Walker's production of Booth Tark- 
ington's Seventeen." There should 
therefore be enough theatres to house 
the better attractions and eliminate to 
some degree the seasonal claim of a 
house shortage. 

Big business throughout "the Loop" 
continues, with cool weather a great 
help and on Sunday nights overcoats 
were in evidence everywhere. "Oh 
Boy," "Parlor, Bedroom and Bath," 
"The Thirteenth Chair" and "Upstairs 
and Down" are doing capacity or close 
to it. "Captain Kidd, Jr." started off 
at Cohan's Grand Saturday night with 
a packed house. It will remain but 
three weeks. "Mister Antonio," with 
Otis Skinner, opened at Powers' Mon- 
day night. 

Perhaps no show in years won such 
extravagant notices as did "The Thir- 
teenth Chair" at the Garrick. In the 
middle of last week (the first) the house 
fell off, but sharply recovered from Fri- 
day on. 

"Good Bye Boys" has made little im- 
pression at the Princess, but its backer 
evidently intends to keep it in until 
the end of the month when "The Man 
Who Came Back" will appear. "Pals 
First" hangs on at the Illinois, with 
the weekend takings just about push- 
ing the gross over the stop limit. 



LEQIT. SHOWS ONCE MONTHLY. 
Woonsocket, R. I., Sept. 12. 

The Park, after a picture policy for 
the past five years, will open with le- 
gitimate attractions tomorrow (Thurs- 
day), when "Fair and Warmer" is to 
come in. 

The house will play legit, shows 
once monthly, filling in with pictures 
meanwhile. 



Catlett in Chicago Production. 

C^hicago, Sept. 12. 

Walter Catlett, who quit the "Fol- 
lies" some weeks ago and has been 
mentioned joining several shows, is 
here to join "Parlor, Bedroom and 
Bath." 

Catlett will take the role now played 
by Lowell Sherman, but not until the 
show moves into the Colonial, Sept. 30. 



16 



ten 



LEGITIMATE, 






NEWS FROM THE DAIUES 

(Below is news matter not collected by Variety bui rewritten in 
condensed form from the items relating to theatricals appearing in the 
New York daily fiewspapers between the dates of Variety's weekly 
issues.) 



The new Dillingham, Fred Stone show will 
he deroid of cborue men. 



Hugh Ward will be the guest of honor at a 
dinner given by the Friars. 

Mabel McCann has denied being married to 
Joseph Syndacker, of Chicago. 

Tom Kane went out ahead of the Chicago 
"Turn to the Right" Company. 

Tyrone Power will return to the stage to 
play the title role in "Chu Chin Chow." 

Charles B. Blaney may shortly open the 
Colonial in Baltimore with dramatic stock. 



"Mister Antonio" with Otis Skinner opened 
at Syracuse last Saturday. 

The annual show at the Winter Garden 
win find Frank Tinney as leading comedian. 

A. H. Woods will organise several road com- 
panies and a London show of "Business B»> 
fore Pleasure." 



Harry Riding's wife (Helen Lackaye) will 
return to the stage In "Good Fishing/' a play- 
let by Frank Ferguson. 

George Hassell, comedian In "Love 'o 
Mike." now has his name In electric outside 
the Casino. 

Mile. Slmone D'Herleys returned from 
Saratoga Springs last week for rehearsals In 
the new Century revue. 

Nora Bayes. Sept. 10. began a week's tour 
of training camps to sing for the conscript 
army at Yaphank. 

The Bandbox theatre on East 67th street 
will be converted into part of the Chatham 
and Phoenix bank, now adjoining It. 

William Ernest Wllke's play, "Broken 
Threads." with Cyril Kelghtly in the leading 
role, went Into rehearsal this week. 

Caruso will return to New York early in 
October. It Is expected he will open the opera 
at the Metropolitan Nov. 12. 



R 



The last scene of the "Inner Man" Is being 
rewritten by Wilton Lackaye, despite the ob- 
jections of the author. 

The Osrrlck. New York, Is to be remodeled 
and celled "L« Theatre du VIoux Colombler." 
and will be the home of French plays. 

■Very Friday evening Marie Dressier and 
Mrs. Frederic Ei8«»r will entertain the mei 
In khaki at Camp Mills. Mlneola. L. I. 

Frederic C. Howe, Commissioner of Tmml- 
itlon, Is assisting in staging "The Fsmlly 
It," by Lawrence Ssnger, at the Comedy. 

••Pom Pom" started on tour isst Sunday. 
Its first stop wsB Newport. Next week It 
goes south and will work around to the coast. 

The old Third Avenue thestre, N. Y., will 
reopen flaturdav with dramatic atock. For 
the opening "Lena Rivera" will be presented. 

A new play by Michael Morton. "On with 
the Dance." has been accepted by A. H. Woods. 
Another Is "Bucking the Tiger," by Mae 
Tully. 

Pe«»y Wood, Charles Purcell and Gertrude 
Vanderbllt. of -Mavtlme," have been engsged 
by the Aeolian company to sing for a series 
of records. 

"A Thousand and One Nlehts," arranged bv 
Owen Davis from the "Arabian NlRhts." will 
soon be T>ro«1iired at the Punch and Judy by 
Charles Hopkins. 

Schumann-Heink saved the life of a little 
boy at T/^s Aneeles th1« week when she sucked 
the poison out of a bite on the boy's arm. 
Inflicted by a rattlesnake. 

Mr. Stuart Walker of the Portmanteau the- 
atre, will present this season "Seventeen." a 
comedy based unon Booth Tarklngton's "Wil- 
lie Baxter" stories. 

Marv Garden, minus IR pounds of avoirdu- 
pois, lost through living on war rations In 
France, returned to New York Sept. 31. She 
will start work Immediately upon a Ooldwyn 
picture, "Thais." 

Rehearsals of a second company of "Love 
o' Mlivt-" beKPri this Wfvk to ro on tonr. The 
original company will probably remain at the 
Casino until late In the season. 

Victor Klfflly is to be the huKlncpg Tnanft??er 
of Bnile Burke when she returns to the stage 
shortly, under the direction of Arthur Hop- 
kins and F. Zclgfleld, Jr. _ 



Under the management of Rachmann A 
Phillipp, the Yorkville theatre reopened Wed- 
nesday with a musical farce by Adolph Phil- 
lipp, with Mr. Phillipp In the lead, assisted 
by Mlsl Gizl and Willie Frey. 

"The Red Clock" will have no male char- 
acters In the cast unless they have fulfilled 
their military requirements. There are 64 
chorus girls with a male chorus entirely 
eliminated. 



With Justine Johnstone as the star. "Oh, 
Justine!" book and lyrics by Phillip Bar- 
thci6me, will go into rehearsal this week, and 
will open at the 44th St. roof theatre In Oc- 
tober. 



The building on the site to be occupied by 
the new Selwyn theatre In 42nd street is being 
torn down. Before this theatre Is completed, 
work will have been commenced on two others 
for Selwyn on the same block. 



Amusement parks and their attractions who 
charze 2.'> cents or less were added to the list 
of exemptions from the amusement tax sec- 
tion of the war revenue bill, by the Senate, 
Sept. 8. More than BOO open air parks 
throughout the country will be affected. 

It Is planned to erect a soldiers' tbettre at 
Camp Meade. Application for a charter was 
mad/* by the Camp Meade Amusement A Mer* 
cantlle Co.. Inc., to erect a theatre, hotel, 
blliard parlor and restaurant. The theatre 
will seat 1,600. 

Rehesrsals for the "Children's Crusade" 
will begin at the Chamber Music Hall, Car- 
jio-to ii^ii Sont. \:\. Walter Damrosch, 
conductor of the Oratorio Society, will ex- 
amine singers for the chorus who can read 
music on sight Sept. 13 and 20. 

"Hamilton." with George Arllss In the 
lead, written by himself and Mary P. Ham- 
lin, was presented at Atlantic City last #eek. 
Mrs. Arllss and Jeanne Eagles are In tile 
cast. The piece opens at the Knickerbocker. 
New York, Sept. 17. 

"Cheating Cheaters" will have three road 
compsnies this year. Two will be sent out 
bv the Mtttenthals and the other by A. H. 
Woods. For one of the Mlttenthal shows 
Yvonne Tr(vylan and Murray E. Barnard 
have been engaged. 

Louis Macloon, formerly press agent for a 
number of Chicago theatres and for a time 
Martin Beck's personal representative. Is now 
directing the publicity for a half dozen west- 
em railroads, having offices on Michigan Ave., 
the Windy City s most famous boulevard. 



"What Happened to Jones" closed at the 
4Rth Rt. last Saturday. Wednesday "Over 
the Phone," bv Georre Broadhurst. was pre- 
sented with Henry Kolker, W. J. Ferguson, 
Will Demlna, Alma Belwln, Marlon Valentine, 
Barle Mitchell, Ellisbeth Crandall. J. R. 
Armstrong and Arlln B. Wilson. 

Gustavo Ferrari, for four years musical 
director for Oscar Asche at His Majesty's, 
London, set foot In America for the first time 
after arriving from London, where he had 
been leading the orchestra for "Chu Chin 
Chow." He will take charge of the music for 
that production next month at the Manhattan 
O. H. 



•The Judre of Zalamea." the Cohan A Har- 
ris play, with Leo Dttrlchsteln. rehoarsed In 
New York for two weeks, moved to Chlcavo to 
continue rehearsals, at the Grand Opera 
House In the Wlndv City. Two hundred 
supers will be gathered there, and Sept. 27 
the show will make Its premiere In Mil- 
waukee. 



Charlton Andrews, who made the English 
version of "Les Flambeaux" ("The Torches"), 
by Henry Batallle, which the Shuberts will 
present this season, has been enraged by A. H. 
Woods to adapt another French play. Mr. 
Andrews' comedy. "The Adorable Pest," has 
been announced for early production by Klaw 
A Erianger and Edgar MacGregor. 



A vaudeville performance under the aus- 
plcps of and In aid of the Stave Women's 
War Relief, was held at the Columbia Club, 
Whitestone. L. I., last week. The artists 
who appeared are: >dele Rowland, .Tohn C. 
Thomas. Margaret Romalne. Houdlnl, H. 
roon»»T Cliff. Minnie Dnnree, Gladys Hanson, 
TTnzel Dawn. Harry Kelly. T ucllle Gardiner, 
Ward de Wolf and Earnest Ball. 



course a photograpL-r was on the Job. One 
of the best pictures shows four of the girls 
wig-wagging the show's title. 



Mnv DowlloK. the onlv lady manager In 
captlvltv. who. besides looking after the Chi- 
cago "Oh Boy" company. Is also press ncent 
for it, aeain put over a eood stunt which the 
Wlndr City dnllles fell for stronK. She took 
the chorus to the 2nd Artillery camp on the 
lake front, and after the girls donned the 
khaki, the y were drilled In signal work. Qf 



New York City theatre managers feel the 
first effect of the delay caused by the limited 
resources of the railroads, caused by the gov- 
ernment's commandeering of railroad facili- 
ties, in delivering the chairs for the new 
Broadhurst theatre, which was to have opened 
Sept. 17 with William Faversham's produc- 
tion cf Bernard Shaw's comedy "Misalliance." 
The chairs were ordered In May. to be deliv- 
ered In New York four weeks ago. They are 
expected any day. The premiere of "Mis- 
alliance" will be announced shortly. 



The announcement comes from Brooklyn 
that Richardson Webster, treasurer of the 
Brooklyn Lodge No. 30, Theatrical Mechanics 
Association, has been selected as candidate 
for Register on the Democratic ticket. Mem- 
bers Of the lodge tendered him an ovitlon 
Sept. at which he displayed five Liberty 
Loan Bonds of St .000 each, the subscription 
to the national war debt by theatre workers 
of Brooklyn. The candidate Is a member of 
the Friars Club in Manhattan and a cam- 
paign is already under way there to secure 
the Indorsement of the Brooklvn members of 
that organization. "Dick" Webster is the 
first theatrical worker of Brooklyn to receive 
a political nomination in the memory of the 
present generation. 



Bill Sill, now press publicity director for 
the Century, has had a long newspaper record 
In New York. He Is very popular with the 
newsoaper men as well as show people, end 
the Centurv picked an sble one when select- 
ing him. Bill Sill was with Weber and Fields 
for 18 years. After their senaratlon he per- 
sonally represented Lew Fields. Sill was the 
first press man at the Palace and was at the 
Century before, when Ned "^ayburn had It. 
Pr^r^^r- «^It,«t,» \Vo>^or nnd FleH^. Mr. Sill was 

the dramatic reviewer for the New York 
"World." succeeding Alan Dale, and remained 
on the "World" until golne with Weber and 
Fields, w^*»n Charles Damton followed him 
as the "World's" critic. Durlp^ the recent 
road tour of Montgomery and 8f»ne In "Chin 
Chin." Mr. Sill was the business manager of 
that organization, for Charles Dillingham. 



The Shuberts have taken over the Stude- 
baker, Chicago, and are in nossesslon. but 
before anv attractions are presented the house 
will be remodeled and the seating arrange- 
ments somewhat changed. News of the deal 
did not occasion wide surnrhe since It was 
previously admitted the Shuberts needed an- 
other house or more as «in outlet for their 
attractions here, esneclallv since t>>e1r efforts 
to make the Chl''«eo theatre a profitable one 
was a failure. That the Shuberts took over 
the Studebaker, however, explains the reason 
why the owners were willing to cancel the 
Klaw A Erlaneer lease on the house a short 
time aro. This lease had three years yet to 
run and the house had been suo-ietred to 
Jones, Llnlck A Schaefer, who were glad to 
rellnoulsh control Sept. 1, and who had been 
conducting It with a picture policy for the 
past few seasons. 



CRITICISMS. 

PolW -With A Pniat. 

A comedv In three acts, bv George Middle- 
ton and G\iv Bolton. Produced by Belasco 
at the Belasco theatre. Sept. ft. 

The plar will hardlv repeat the success 
of "The Boomeranr." Its humor Is too gen- 
tle, and the situatlonn and characters too 
sketchllv unreal. Insubstantial. Put It Is 
allvo with pleasant comedy and fresh charm. 
— Times. 

It was staeed and llrhted with the utmost 
nlcetT. No detail to enhance the del1«'acy of 
Its staee pictures had been overlooked. The 
comoany was also of notable excellence. — 
World. 



The Pa^ 

A drama in three acta bv Azelle M. Aid- 
rich and .Toaerih Noel wtth Wn""»r W^'tePldc. 
Produced by Messrs. Shubert, Fulton theatre. 
Sent. 8th. 

The performance rises above Its setting 
llk.> a cameou — Timen. 

As for the staelnar. It was In the -lame 
obvious and mechanical vein as the play It- 
self and the performance. — World. 



Rambler Roae. 

Musical comedy In three acts by Harry B. 
Smith, with score by Harry P. Jacohl. Pro- 
duced by Charles Frohman, Empire theatre. 
Sent. 10. 

It Is a pleasant enoueh story, and Miss 
Sanderson sang and danced verv pleasant. In- 
deed : but one was oMIged to look elsewhere 
for the touch of noveltv. — Times. 

Tt Is excessively polite. Tt Is also amiablv 
entertalnlnsr. If an audience happen to be 
amiable and Is easily entertained. — World. 



JUDGMENTS. 

Judjrments filed In the County Clerk's office. 
Th<> first name Is that of the judgment 
debtor, the second the ludgment creditor, ard 
the amount of ludarment. 

./. \ve««iev Ro^«>nnue8t — S. L. Vivian, trus- 
tee, et al, flOfVW.fM. 

Trvlnff C'tmrnlngs Pictures, Inc. — A. O. 
Huhn. $.104.01. 

SATISFIED JUDGMENTS. 

Tiffany Film Corp. and .Toseph W. Engel — 
Otis Lithographing Co., $664.18 (May 17/17), 



IRISH ON HAND. 

Followers of the Irish style of 
drama and comedy will have a plenti- 
ful supply of attractions to patronize 
this season, the current season's 
crop of Irish tenors being extremely 
bountiful. In addition, many shows 
featuring the shamrock in their bill- 
ing will cruise the road. 

Andrew Mack returns to the legit 
stage with Klaw & Erlanger's "Molly, 
Dear," scheduled for a Sept. 17 open- 
ing. 

Jamie Kelly, who arose from the 
depths of a subway shaft (where he 
originally worked as boss of a con- 
struction gang) to uplift the drama, 
has jumped a peg higher and will open 
with a Gus Hill show late this month, 
the title of which is "It's a Long Way 
to Tipperary." Kelly also contrib- 
uted the music to the piece. In addi- 
tion the Brooklyn mechanic has written 
five songs for the new Anna Held show 
and added the entire score to Hill's 
"Bringing Up Father" piece. 

Stephen O'Rourke, Bart McHugh's 
tenor find, has landed in the Century 
show. 



COMMONWEALTH PRODUCING. 

A new film producing company is the 
Commonwealth Comedy, Inc., of which 
Joseph S. Klein is president and 
Arnold H. Kline, vice president, with 
George Mannkenbeck secretary and 
treasurer. Frank P. Donovan is di- 
recting general and the films will be 
produced' via the General Film, the 
subjects being released one a week, 
starting Sept. 28. Among the players 
are Lou Marks, Pearl Shepard, rlughie 
Mack. Oom Paul. Leon Miller, Laurie 
Mackin, Kenneth Clarendon, Marie 
Jansen, and 70 girls. 

The picture will be made in the 
Thanhouser studio. New Rochelle, N. 
Y., with the company going to Jack- 
sonville, Fla., when the zero weather 
arrives. 



ENGAGEMENTS. 

Edith Taliaferro. Edith Barker. Helen Mar- 
qua ("Mother Carey's Chickens"). 
Marlon Ahhott. Judy Lewis, H. J. CaTlll. 

Inr' w-r!*e rM/^mbard. Ltd."). 
Henrv Hartahell, Frederic Halloway ("The 

Scran of Paper"). 

Edna Waddell. Rose Ressner, Marlon Pul- 

lar. Anita Franseca, Tom O'Hare ('The Orasa 

Widow"). 
Charles Stevenson ("The Inner Man"> 
Eileen Huhan, Julia Dean, Rohert Edeson 

an-' >vMiinni Mnrr'i'^n ("On With the Dance"). 
Florence Reed ("Chu Chin Chow") 
Maude CTIlhert ("Lombard, Ltd.") 
Mwhel Carruthers ("The Verdlct"> 
Aibprtlna Marlowe, Vivienne Segal ("Miss 

1017"). 
Alberta Oallatln ("The Family Exit") 
Vera Finlay, Eileen Wilaon ("Johnny Get 

Yonr Gun.") 

Edith Day ("Good Nljrht Paul.") 
Ada LewlH ("Paswlne Show of 1017.") 
Henry DIxev (Chu Chin Chow). 
Florence Martin ('Good Night Paul"). 



SHOWS IN NEW YORK. 

«A Tailor Made Man," Cuban & Harris 

(3d week). 
«nii«ilnona Before Pleasure/* Eltlnvre (4th 

"Cbeer ljp,*» Hippodrome (4th week). 
**Tlie Conntry Conafn." Gaiety (2d week). 
«nayhreak.** Harris (Bth week). 
**De Loxe Annie.** Booth (2d week). 
«Eyen of Yonth,** Maxine Elliott (4th 

week). 
"Poillea,** New Amsterdam (14th week). 
"Hood NIarlit. Pan!.** Hudson (2d week). 
"Hltrhy-Koo.** Libert v (IBtb week). 
*«The Inner Man,** Cort (5tb week). 
**The Lnnnoo,** Lyceum (5tb week). 
"LenTe It to Jane,** Loneacre (3d week). 
"I.ove o* Mike.** Casino (Sd week). , 
"Lncky O'Shea.** 39tb Street (2d week). 
<«Tlie Man Who Came Back,** Playhouse 

(54th week). 
*«The Mnaqnerader.** Lyric (Ist week). 
**Mnrr*n Ankle,** Bllou (6tb week). 
"Mnytlme,** Shubert (4th week). 
"Oh, Boy.'* Princess (26th week), 
"Over the Phone,** 48th St. (2d week). 
"The Pawn,** Fulton (2d week). 
"Peter Ihhetaon,** Republic (2d week). 
"The Pnnnlnir Show of 101T,»» Winter Oar- 

»len (22d week). 
"PoUt U'lth n Past,** Belasco (2d week). 
"Rambler Bone,** Empire (2d week). 
Snn rnrlo Opera Co., 44th Street (2d 

week). 
"The Very Idea,** Astor (4th week). 
"The IVnnderer,** Manhattan O. H. (4th 

^^eek ). 
"Thia Way Ont,** Cohan's (3d week). 



BURLE,SQUE 



17 



BURLESQUE'S BIGGEST WEEK 
IN GROSS BOX OFFICE RECEIPTS 



Had Labor Day Start. Accepted as Promising Sign. Fred 
Irwin Show at 0>lumbia, New York, Tops All Others, 

Nearly Reaching Theatre's High Mark. > 



Last week, with Labor Dav falling 
on Monday, the houses franchised on 
the Columbia Wheel broke all weekly 
records for that circuit, the sum total 
of the string reaching a net figure far 
beyond that ever previously estab- 
lished. 

While some of the houses only 
struck an average attendance, the ma- 
jority topped their usual attendance, 
which caused the increase. This is 
looked upon as a promising sign for 
the season, .and with every show now 
within the censor's limit the future 
looks good to those interested. 

Fred Irwin's "Big Show," playing the 
Columbia, New York, returned the best 
receipts of the circuit, the intake for 
the six-day period running well over 
$8,000, and coming within a few hun- 
dred dollars of the house record. 



AMERICAN FRANCHISE REVOKED. 

Revocation of the franchise of Izzy 
Weingarden, the Chicago burlesque 
manager, was decided upon by the 
American Burlesque Association when 
further report was made his circuit 
show, "September Morning Glories," 
was not up to the circuit standard nnd 
had not been improved as ordered 
three weeks ago. 

Three times the American censors 
looked over the show and each time 
the report was the same. 

Following the report of the censors 
William V. Jennings and Charles Baker 
after seeing the Weingarden show last 
Friday matinee at the Gilmore, Spring- 
field, Mass., President Peck officially 
notified Weingarden, then at his home 
in Chicago, his franchise had been re- 
voked through his inability to make 
improvements ordered. 

There are several shows mentioned 
as succeeding the Weingarden com- 
pany, with "Gay Morning Glories" as 
the most likely successor. 

The "September Morning Glories" 
will play their last American Circuit 
date at the Olympic, New York, Sept. 
24 (week), with its successor to take 
up its time the following week. 

The show is at the Howard, Boston, 
this week. 

While away during the week-end 
Messrs. Jennings and Baker saw Wat- 
son's "Orientals" at the Worcester 
theatre, Worcester, last Friday m'ght 
and Saturday afternoon saw Strouse & 
Franklyn's "Girls from the Follies" at 
the Howard, Boston. 

Of the "Orientals" they reported the 
show as "very good," with first class 
equipment and brand new scenery, with 
the principal classifying as "pretty 
fair." xl 

Of the "Girls from the Follies" they 
said that it passed muster, with the 
scenery brand new and the wardrobe 
in splendid condition, with the princi- 
pals "good." 

The censorship committee will re- 
main inactive for at least two weekd 
when they will again take to the road 
and look over two American shows 
that have been ordered to improve. If 
either or both of these shows are not 
up to the niche desired, they will have 
their franchises revoked. 

President Peck said Wednesday the 
new show would bear the title "Gay 
Morning Glories," but the franchise 
matter had not been fully determined. 
The rnan obtaining the Weingarden 
route would have to accept the obli- 
gations imposed by the American Cir- 



cuit in the organization of the new 
show that is now being made at the 
direction of the A. B. C. heads. 



AMERICAN MEETING. 

At the quarterly meeting of the di- 
rectors of the American Burlesque As- 
sociation Friday (Sept. 7) the subject 
of censorship was about the most im- 
portant matter discussed. Three Amer- 
ican shows are now under orders to 
make the necessary improvements or 
forfeit their franchises. 

The directors, including President 
Peck, I. H. Herk, Chicago; Dr. Lo- 
throp, Boston^ and Charles Franklyn, 
New York, with Secretary William V. 
Jennings, as the only absentee (the 
fast named was in New England on a 
censoring trip), decided to try an ex- 
periment in Trenton. N. J. 

With Wrightstowii, a short distance 
from Trenton, filling up with soldiers 
who are likely to remain there for 
some time, the American directors be- 
lieve the shows may benefit by playing 
the Grand for a full week instead of 
the three days at present. Starting 
Sept. 24 "The Cabaret Girls" will com- 
mence the new entire week policy, with 
"Follies of Pleasure" the second show 
to try the plan. If the full week idea 
fails to brin^ in the returns the half- 
week plan will be resumed. 

The shows that have been playing 
lay-off time around Trenton have been 
filling in at Coatsville, Pottstown and 
Shenandoah, with the Circuit unable to 
get into Shamokin through another 
booking policv in vogue there. ^ None 
of these stands has been exceptionally 
noteworthy on profits, and the Ameri- 
can does not feel justified in making 
the Shenandoah stand without the 
jump broken with other one-night 
stands. 

The three shows under censorship 
ban are "September Morning Glories" 
(I. Weingarden's), "George Belf rage's 
"Biff, Bing, Bang" and Jean Bedini's 
"Forty Thieves." The directors will 
give these shows due time in which to 
strengthen and then if they fail to pass 
official censorship muster new fran- 
chises will be awarded, so that new 
shows can take their places. 

With the Belfrage show the most 
fault is found with the cast, only one 
member, the soubret, showing an^ abil- 
ity, while the scenery has been judged 
as "fair" and some sections of the 
equipment "old stuff." 

The meeting was a short one, with 
the directors gratified over the splen- 
did business reported in the big cities 
and on the road. 



WESTON DIDNT SETTLE. 

Kansas City, Sept. 12. 

William A. Weston, now with "The 
Hip Hip Hooray Girls," and formerly 
in vaudeville with a musical act called 
"The Attorneys," has been sued by 
May Franklin, who wants to recover 
$7,150 alleged to have been advanced 
by her to Weston in various ways. 
Miss Franklin was formerly in vaude- 
ville also. 

Among the articles itemized as still 
owed for by Weston and given him by 
Miss Franklin are a diamond ring, 
value $900, and pipes for a trick organ, 

$3,500. 

We."5ton, according to Mis? Franklin, 
has never kept any one of the many 
promises he made to pay her. 



SHOWS ORDERED REPAIRED. 

The executives of the Columbia Cir- 
cuit have instructed Sam Sidman to 
replenish his scenic and wardrobe out- 
fit, the Sidman show appearing with 
last season's clothes and canvas, none 
being touched up. 

The Columbia officials viewed the 
show in Paterson and issued a state- 
ment that since the various other fran- 
chise holders exerted their best efforts 
to offer a new show with new equip- 
ment for the season, they vouldn't per- 
mit Sidman to discourage their efforts. 

"The Million Dollar Dolls" also suf- 
fered a few changes, particularly in 
book and cast as a result of the cen- 
sor's edict. Those two shows were the 
only Columbia shows coming under the 
office ruling. 

LEO HAYES SUED FOR DIVORCL 

Leo Hayes, principal comedian with 
Fred Irwin's "Big Show," was served 
with papers this week in a divorce ac- 
tion instituted by his wife. 

The complainant (Fannie Thatcher) 
was formerly the wife of Al Reeves. 

CENSORING ON REPORTS. 

The Columbia Wheel officials have 
decided to discontinue their usual trips 
of inspection around the circuit towns, 
having made arrangements to procure 
reports on shows through another 
source. 

Heretofore the executives have made 
several trips every season through the 
country looking over attractions and 
theatres. This season none of the Co- 
lumbia Wheel officers have left New 
York, although several general and in- 
dividual orders have been issued con- 
cerning the reconstruction of theatres 
and shows. 



REMEDYING DELAYED JUMP. 

Another show on the American Cir- 
cuit encountered delay in getting out 
of Wheeling an'l -"o AkroiK C, last 
week, the "Army and Navy (jirls' not 
ringing up the curtain last Thursday 
until after 3 p. m. 

The American has eliminated fur- 
ther delays in the Wheeling and Ak- 
ron jump by having the Pennsylvania 
arrange for hen a sleeping and bag- 

?:age car in readiness at Bridgeport 
across the river from Wheeling) 
whereby the company will reach Ak- 
ron around 9 a. m. Thursdavs. 

The new ropte will take the shows 
by way of Wellsville and Hudson into 
Akron. The baggage car may be run 
across the river from Wheeling for 
the additibnal payment of $5.00. 

From Automat to Stage. 
Everybody wont to patronize the 
Automat, between 46th and 47th for a 
long time will remember the energetic 
Sammie Spears. Samuel, who used to 
open and close the place, has gone 
into burlesque. According to the hit 
he made witn his voice and feet in "The 
Speedway Girls" at Scranton, Pa., he 
will stick to the business the remain- 
der of his life. Leo Cahn discovered 
the lad's natural ability and placed 
him in burlesque. 

Costar Moves to Reid't Show. 

Charles Costar, who has been ahead 
of Rube Bernstein's Tollies of Pleas- 
ure" for many years, severed connec- 
tions this week with the show and be- 
came the agent for Jack Reid's "Rec- 
ord Breakers." Reid's former advance 
sent him a wire collect last week con- 
taining his "notice." 

Costar is offering a reward for "lost 
trunk, mislaid in transit." 



Princess-Burlesque Picture. 

Princess Duveer, the "arm" dancer, 
who came East from Chicago three 
seasons ago and after some headline 
activity in vaudeville, under another 
name, became a vaudeville fixture, has 
been signed for three years by the 
Sheldon Burlesque Producing Co. 

The "Princess" will offer her spe- 
cialty as a feature part or the Sbrl- 
don "Some Babies" show this sea- 
son. 



STOCK FLOPS. 

Dramatic stock was played by the 
Jane Lowe company on a split week 
basis at the Warbiirton, Yonkers, and 
Schenectady, N. Y., failed to pay and 
the last engagement was Saturday. Joe 
Weber engaged the stock to fill in the 
days that the American burlesque com- 
panies were not playing the two towns. 

The Italian War Pictures were 
booked in for the last half of this week, 
with the Sim Williams "Girls From 
Joyland" the attraction the first half. 

Up at Schenectady, where Joe 
Weber is personally managing hit 
house there the half week open to be 
filled this winter by traveling com- 
binations. — _ 

Carrjring Aisiitant Carpentera. 

A number of Columbia Circuit com- 
panies are carrying an assistant car- 
penter. They are not allowed to have 
anything to do with any of the elec- 
trical effects, all reports to the con- 
trary notwithstanding. 

Metropolii' Independent Stock. 
There is talk along Broadway that 
the Metropolis, Bronx, may be playing 
an independent burlesque policy be- 
fore many weeks. At present the houie 
is dark. 



MOLLIE WILLIAMS' OWN SHOW. 

Mollle Williams hat a pretty artnly bal- 
anced ttaow, the flrat aectton mnnlng mainly 
to comedy, with Mlas Williams offering her 
flashy specialty, with an abundance of at- 
tractive songs In the burlesque, she singing a 
qulntent of popular numbers with a chaiige 
for each, the latter made while the chorus r^ 
peats a portion of the number. 

It's not the pretentious affair by any meaaa, 
but a production that glvee reasonable valuo 
and one that should satisfy the moat ikeptleal 
of burlesque audiences. 

The opener Is In a soene of the boardwalk 
at Atlantic City, Miss Williams remaining 
Inactive during It. The comedy la In the 
hands of Billy Mclntyre In blaekfaoi aad 
Ambark All. throughout In an eccentric rolo. 
There Is little or no plot, the affair bdng 
divided In the typical "bit" fashion, but the 
comedy scenes are cleverly arranged and 
work well up to a series of oonaewKlv 
laughs. The opener Is broken up by two 
specialties, and In addition Mollle clfen "The 
Trap," a dramatic playlet carrying a special 
setting and a cast of two besldea heraelf. 

The Initial specialty Is given by Bob and 
Nell Gilbert, who deal In acrobatle danctag 
and with a limited number of vsefnl aCopa 
gather sufflclent In an aplause way to reau- 
ter. This Is particularly attractive and wnat 
they lack In vocal qualities they make ftp la 
their footwork. 

Mclntyre and Sbeaban break the fall rtago 
scene with a sidewalk patter act, Mclntyro 
In blackface and Sbeaban doing ''straight** 
They did surprisingly well, the fast rovtiao 
of talk registering, a succession of laughs. 
It's far better than the avenge olio act, timed 
properly and with little or no suporflaoaa 
dialog. 

Mollle Williams' sketch, while carrying pot- 
slbllltles. does not flt In a burlesque ahow. 
The dialog hss a risque atmeopbere through- 
out, but becomes light when the cllmaa ap- 
proaches. Frank De Camp as the employer* 
who tries to trap his stenographer, looki tho 
part, but lacks the dramatic ability to build 
up to the main point. It fills out the flrat 
part, but Is essentially a vaudeville aketch 
and rould be replaced to advantage with 
something of a lighter nature. 

The second part Is largely taken up with 
MIfls Williams' speclslty, snd this gives It a 
flying start, with the succeeding comedy profit- 
ing accordingly. The show servee to Intro- 
duce May Sheridan, a leading woman with 
plenty of personality, an attractive form and 
a good singing voice. She stood out con- 
spicuously snd gathered top honore with lit- 
tle or no trouble. Florence Kelly ranks next 
In results, doing but a few character *'bltSp*' 
but leaving a very favorable Impression. 

The chorus Is a lively bunch, but Mies 
Willtnms flhould call an Immediate rehearsal 
to eliminate the "blue" notee. The harmony 
Is fflr from tuneful and could be easily ad- 
JuHted by ferreting out the Miss with a bari- 
tone ambition. 

The profluctlon Is up to expectstlons. with 
Mollle Williams' wardrobe alone representing 
a ftnodly expenditure. 

Tt'R a good enloyable ahow, welt saturatsd 
with lauKhn nnd eanlly worth the Columbia 
circuit's admission fee. Wynn. 

SAM SIDMAfTS SHOW. 

The Ram Sidman Show on the Columbia 
WbeM ban a new ring to Ita book, called 
"Circus in Town." It was written by Henri- 
etta Krller (program). 

Three men. a Hebrew, Trlnhman and Ow- 
mnn. are oqnal owners of a hotel. Everything 
done In the hotel Is done bv them, and alwavs 
nt the wnme time. If a bellbnv Is wanted, the 
thrf«<« proprl'»tnrfl become bellboys. This per- 
mitN the principal comedians to appear sue- 
ccHslvcly HH proprietors, waltera, bellhops, 
rooks and rhamhcrmnldn. 

To t^rt town rorn*»f t rlrrim. o«»arly st^ftnded. 
Ttn owner. hlR dnu?hter and two of the clr- 

(Continued on page 18) 



18 



VARIETY 



CABARJLTS 



Chicago hotel and cafe managers are 
up in arms against the movement of 
the Chicago Brewing Association and 
the Retail Liquor Dealers' Association, 
who, after a secret investigation, have 
come out for abolition of cabarets. 
William Legner, the millionaire head 
of the brewers, declared that they were 
out to "clean their own house." They 
plan to recommend to the city council, 
for action during October, a bill keep- 
ing dancing and cabaret shows apart 
from the sale of liquor. Also recom- 
mended is the elimination of "stand- 
ing bars" here, the idea being fewer 
but larger beer and light wine saloons 
in connection with restaurants in the 
congested districts. Mr. Legner esti- 
mates that with the discontinuance of 
distilling there will possibly be 3,000 
saloons closing their doors here with- 
in the next year. Just what is in back 
of the brewers' agitation isn't clear, 
but it is thought the number of police 
affairs in which cabaret artists are 
mixed up in has conjured up a "hand- 
writing on the wall" nightmare. The 
brewers claim ^l^eir investigations 
showed the cabaret saloon exerted an 
immoral influence, and that in some 
of the places women openly solicited. 
Several of the hotel managers appear 
to be in accord with the brewers' 
movement, but the majority are stren- 
uously against it and cannot under- 
stand how they could advocate the 
bill when but lately they successfully 
fought a similar measure introduced 
before the state legislature at Spring- 
field. Tracey Drake, manager of the 
Blackstone, held that such an ordi- 
nance would be illegal, since in the 
"Blackstone case" the Supreme Court 
decided the hotel did not need a dance 
hall license for tea dansants and after- 
theatre cabarets. 



Announcement was made Sunday of 
the completion of plans for a repro- 
duction near Atlantic City of the 
famous Casino at Monte Carlo. The 
noted resort will be duplicated in 
almost every detail with the exception 
of games of chance. The cost will be, 
according to the plans, $35,000. It 
will be located on Brigantine Island, 
and is to be one of a series of elabor- 
ate improvements of practically the 
entire island. The Casino will be con- 
structed and operated by Frank Bon- 
giovanni, a successful restauranteur of 
Pittsburgh, in association with the 
Hcrr Corporation and the Bowman, 
Herr & Herr Corporations, the same 
capitalists and promoters who are to 
build the new Biltmore, to be located 
in the old Bowery section of Atlan- 
tic City. In outlying his plans,, Bon- 
giovanni said that he proposed to make 
the Atlantic City Casino the most at- 
tractive place of its kind in America. 
In acquiring the control of practically 
the entire Island of Brigantme, which 
is located to the north of Abescon 
Island, where Atlantic City is located, 
which has more than seven miles of 
beach, it has afforded me the oppor- 
tunity of which I have long waited," 
he said. The first steps toward the 
new project will be a suitable ferry 
across the north inlet, a distance of a 
few hundred yards. There is a boule- 
vard 100 feet in width extending the 
entire length of the strand. This will 
be extended so as to connect with the 
ferry. Work will be commenced im- 
mediately on the new Brigantine 
Monte Carlo. 

Ruby Dean, a Chicago cabaret 
singer, shot and killed Dr. Leon H. 
Quitman, a veterinary in that city, 
Thursday night of la.st week. The pair 
had just returned from a three-day 
visit to Fox Lake. Quitman is a 
married man, unknown to the singer 
uiuil Tliursdav. \i that tinic the wife 
di.iccvcrcvl the doctor's discrtliou and 
phoned Miss Uean, upbraiding her for 
"stcalinR her husband." On his way 



to the Dean apartment Quitman met 
his assistant and his brother-in-law. 
Both warned him not to <«ee the singer 
as she had discovered he was married. 
Quitman, however, insisted upon 
entering the apartment. The two men, 
in the meantime, had notified the 
police, and when the latter entered 
the apartment Quitman was found shot 
and unconscious on tie floor. He 
afterwards wrote on a piece of paper 
that "Miss Dean said she would kill 
me and she shot me." The veteri- 
narian was operated on, but died early 
Saturday. The man made a new 
statement on his death bed, retracting 
his written statement, and said the 
shooting was unintentional, really re- 
sulting from a struggle to obtain pos- 
session of a pistol which was lying on 
the couch. The Dean cirl was a singer 
at Federal Inn, at HaTsted and Addi- 
son streets, Chicago, and is supposed 
to have been of the former vaudeville 
team of Dunn and Dean. 



The Padais Royal new show is to 
/jpen about Oct. 1. Grace Leigh will 
head the company of 37 people. Miss 
Leigh holds a 10-week contract for the 
restaurant at $350 weekly. Minnie Lee 
and several other principals have been 
engaged. The two Bryants will do 
their specialty. Pierre and Vogo, who 
operated the Trouville, Long Beach, 
this summer, will have entire charge of 
the Palais Royal floor, with Arthur 
York representing Paul Salvain. Mr. 
Salvain will spend most of his time at 
Rector's, where George Rector and 
Jimmy Thompson are also located. 
Rector's, downstairs, is to have a new 
revue verv soon. The Moulin Rou^e, 
underneath the Palais Royal, in which 
Mr. Salvain is interested, will have no 
cabaret this season, catering to the 
dancers only, opening at 8 p. m., serv- 
ing from a srille. The Moulin Rouge 
rent is $6,000 annually. In part it will 
be utilized for store room for Palais 
Royal stock. 



Hazel AUen and Leonora Hughes 
arc now the dance hostesses of the 
McAlpin Roof. Miss Hughes, return- 
ing from a season at Saratoga Casino, 
found herself suddenly bereft of a 
partner through Donald Crane elect- 
ing to enter the army and who won an 
appointment to the Officers' Training 
Corps at Plattsburg. 

BURLisQUE. 

(Continued from page 17.) 
CUB women decided to stop at the hotel, with 
the three women agreeing they wiii Jolly the 
proprietors out of meals and drinks. This 
they attempt to do, which comprises the fun- 
making. Another woman principal is called 
Lilly Bright, "looking for her flfth hushancL" 
who she can distinguish only through a mole 
on the back of his neck. 

Mr. Sldman is the leader in the show, in his 
usual make-up as the German ; Albert Frank 
is the Hebrew and Jack (Mickey) McCal>e the 
Irishman. Oene Carlson and Mildred Tyson 
are the two circus women, with Elsie Lave- 
dau the daughter of the circusman (Oeorge 
Thurston). Jack Howard is the walking dele- 
gate of a union, and he Insists everybody 
working shall go on strike, if for no other 
reason than his own. Elmer Brown Is in 
black face, a bill poster, who becomes the 
cook of the hotel upon the walking delegate's 
order. Frank Niblo is the girl looking for a 
husband. 

Out of this prescription for comedy, it seems 
as though better funmaking could have been 
secured, but the Sldman show will go over the 
circuits ranking only fair. There are some 
good laughs, mostly begotten with slapstick 
that is used too gently (although it's no fun 
for those involved in any way). These laughs 
are counterbalanced by long stretches where 
they drpp in less frequently. 

The hit of the bill. Miss Niblo. In a sing- 
ing act specialty in the second act that han 
the best setting, the Interior of the hotel. It 
was billed as the flnal scene of the act, which 
had three scenes in all, but the flnal scene 
there reverted to the opening scene, an or- 
dinary exterior. The second scene was in 
"one." a railroad station. 

The principals run quite well for burlesque, 
the women especially. The Misses Carlson 
and Tyson are young, sprightly and good look- 
InK. MIhh ('«rlBon sang btr numbers vejy 
i:l('<-Iy. Mir.n Lavedau runs to ballads mostly. 
MisH Niblo In her specialty picked rags, with 
Jazz orrhestrattons. Her "Blues" number 
started something very real among a small 



matinee audience at the Majestic, Jersey Cltj, 
one day last week. 

The men are lecond to Sldman In every- 
tblng, and none playa at though he could ever 
be flrst, if given the chance. Frank makes 
merely a passable Hebrew. McCabe is the 
goat of the comedy business. There are two 
or throe table scenes, with nothing new of 
any account. Some of the other comedy Is 
much better. 

The performance stands up well in numbers. 
These are lively and well done for the uiost 
part, although a mistake has been made in 
using "Sometime" for tlie flrst part finale as 
a solo by Miss Lavedau. She neither sings the 
Hong well nor is the stage noisy enough for a 
finale. It might be better with quicker tempo 
and ensemble singing of the chorus. 

Jack Howard is the voice singer among 
the men, but he will have hard work following 
some of the other "straight" men in burlesque, 
for he really has a straight part. His voice 
is loud but he has little knowledge of how to 
use it, excepting that he did shout over in 
an amateurish manner a patriotic verse near 
the closing of the performance. Mr. Erown 
gets very little out of his blackface part. 

The largest defect of the Sldman show is 
its chorus. They must have been scarce these 
chorus girls, when the Sidman show needed 
them. As a rule they look awful, and In the 
opener the clothes do not help them. The 
finale of the flrst part finds them in the only 
attrr.r-tive dresses, excepting for a green and 
gold tights scheme In the second part. This 
bo*ped some, but Mr. Sidman had t>etter re- 
place as many 'of the older and bigger chorus 
women aP feet as he can find suitable substi- 
tutes. The present lot, with but few ex- 
ceptions among the 18 girls, are Injuring the 
looks of the performance. 

The Sldman show has one advantage, and 
this may work out to the vast betterment of 
the comedy. In due time. Its story scope is 
elastic, and is susceptible of new business be- 
ing added continuously. This no doubt will 
happen. The more often It does the better 
average the show will have. That Is a matter 
that oppeam to be up to Sidman alone, as it 
Is up to Sldman himself to carry Ills own 
show along. He Is a comedian who can make 
people laugh, but if he can make other come- 
dians funny, time will tell. It looks like 
some Job in this show. Sime. 



SOME BABIES. 

Woefully lacking In good, clean, laugh- 
producing comedy. "Some Babies" (Sheldon 
BurlesqUe Producing Co.) (American Wheel) 
seems otherwise capable of meeting require- 
ments, but the lacking ingredient is so con- 
spicuous, the general weakness cannot be 
overlooked. 

The producer apparently aimed for the 
typical "burlyque" of former days, with 
plenty of "Jazz." a liberal sprinkling of 
"Hells" and "Damns" and enough "tlghted" 
numl>ers to satisfy the most gluttonous gal- 
leryite. Had he added more "bits" and less 
numbers, the effect might have been gratify- 
ing, to himself at least, but the comedy Isn't 
there. 

The show Is given in three scones, one 
merely a drop curtain, the exterior of a 
seminary playground and used for an intro- 
ductory section, the playground itself l>eing 
the second scene. The second act showed the 
ball room of the Institution with the entire 
cast essaying the same characters as in the 
opener. A runaway was in evidence, its only 
effect being to cut off a string of seats that 
might be better utilized for their regular pur- 
I>ose. 

The comedians are Tom Coyne and Harry 
Levan, the former Irish, the latter a Hebrew 
Jester. Coyne is the boisterous type of Celtic 
comic with an extreme make-up and a strictly 
stage "brogue." At times he was funny, 
again suggestive, particularly in dialog. 
Such phrases as "Go to Hell" should not be 
permitted, although it seemed a stock line 
with Coyne, and useful, too. 

Levan has little to do but Jump around and 
exchange stage money with Coyne on the 
stereotyped wagers, accept "slaps" and do 
an occasional fall. He led one number. 
Coyne led none. The single section of prop- 
erly arranged comedy came with the intro- 
duction of a travesty on "The Climax." It 
was broadly funny and produotivu of several 
good laughs. 

Grace Fletcher Is the soubret, the most Im- 
portant character in this brand of attrac- 
tion, leading the large majority of numbers, 
doing tier utmost to create enthusiasm, with 
reasonably fair success and continually in 
action. Miss Fletcher is good looking, well 
formed and can dance. 

' <•■••' .8 thp loading woman, 
blonde, good looking and the "voice" of the 
aggregation. She specializes in ballads. Elea- 
nor Revere filled In while Ray Rottach and 
Eddie Fox essays light comedy and low com- 
edy respectively. Rottach has a suitable 
singing voice for his work, and they liked it 
imnionscly. Fnx is the utility man of the 
troupe. He did a bit of blackface, a little 
"tramp" and at various times made himself 
generally useful otherwise. 

The numbers are of the average, one, a 
chorus number, being encored to monotonous 
loninths. The production will pass, but will 
never excite the connoisseur on scenic gems. 
Hut even this rould be forgotten were the 
comedy In order. 

Princess Duvcrr, who has done much to up- 
lift burlesque with her distinctive brand of 
terpslchore. Is an added fenturc with the or- 
Kanizntlon. offering a subdiied dnn<"e nenr t)i<» 
finale of the burleHque. It's Hirlctly of an 
artistic order, entertaining and yet neither 
sensuous nor suKRestlve. 

"Pome Uribles" neris comedy to kerp in line 
with (.on'ipi'iilion. One cuuld consistently svig- 
gest an entire new book, but suffice to sny 
that "some" comedy will do. It has very 
little. Wynn. 



THE ORIENTALS. 

with the exception of one "Hell" and one 
very dirty piece of bualneas by the principal 
comedian executed with the baton while ho Is 
directing the burlesque band In the flrst part, 
Billy Watson's "The Orientals" Is a clean, 
fast moving burlesque entertainment, short on 
comedy and comedians, tut ionc on prlncipAl 
woman, and has a corking chorus of 17 girls. 
The costuming and production are rather un- 
usual for the American Wheel, far in advance 
of many shows on that circuit. 

The show Is In three sections, the flrst part 
running an hour, holding five numbers, a 
dancing doll ballet, the burlesque band and 
the finale. The comedy In this section con- 
sisted of bits with the measuring scene, the 
statue of the old Weber and Fields days and 
the pocketlMok bit as the main laughs. It 
is named "The Doll Shop." Authorship and 

staging are credited to Leo Stevens, the prin- 
cipal comedian. The scene Is the interior of 
a lingerie shop, slight snatches of the plot 
and business having been lifted from the 
former Rolfe and Maddock act, "The Bride 
Shop." There is the Count and his bride 
looking for "their troo-sue and then the 
parade of the models In the self same "troo- 
sue." Stevens as the shop boy handles the 
comedy and attends to the statue, replacing 
the girl when she walks out, and also to the 
measuring. 

One novelty the producer should be given 
credit for and that is the opening. For a 
minute after the curtain rises the entire stage 
Is filled with the chorus. While there lau't 
jk. line spoken or sung, there Is enough action 
to hold the attention. For the opening the girls 
are divided into three classes, six ponies as 
messengers, four mediums as shop girls and 
live show girls. The costumes for all leave 
the girls rather bare as to shoulders and busts, 
but the materials look good and the girls 
wear what appeared to be silk tights. 

The flrst number of the show falls to Doris 
Claire, a blonde soubret with a decided 
cockney accent, but a hard worker and who 
landed the only real hit number of the even- 
ing In the second act with a lively dancing 
finish. For the second number, led by Daisy 
Gallagher, tho girls make a change to a rather 
Frencby appearing can-can costume, chang- 
ing to a nifty brown pantie effect for a bal- 
lad, which has Dolly Ciitford leading. A 
sextet arrangement for "Sometime" done 
by the principals could have been worked up 
to land with greater effect. For the finale 
another change of costume is made with the 
chorus splitting 50-oO on the style of dress 
in this case. 

The second and third parts are run with 
an olio specialty presented by Dolly Cliffoid 
and Daisy dividing them. The flrst is a 
scene cntitltKl "Fort Hoakum," which opens 
with a camp fire scene, followed by a Zouave 
Drill by the chorus. The opening song de- 
livered by the straight man, a rather clever 
chap, is a little weak. It is something that 
has been "especially written ' and could well 
be discarded for something that carried a 
more popular appeal. The "Wonderful Girl" 
number in this section, for which the girls 
appear as Red Cross nurses, was sure fire 
with the Interpolation of the patriotic verse. 
This was also led by the soubret, who ap- 
peared to greater advantage here Orough 
having a cap hiding the greater part of her 
distracting blondness. A Scotch number with 
Miss Clifford leading brought a fair return, 
but "When the Boys Go Marching By," which 
disclosed Vlda Sopoto in full tights, led the 
action to a couple of tableaux which brought 
the red fire applause. Miss Sopoto inciden- 
tally leads the women in refard to dressing. 
In the first act she displays a trio of gowns 
well worth while and in final section she 
again stands out in a sartorial sense. 

"At the Fair " is the title of the flnal sec- 
tion, the scene disclosing a race track, a 
couple of table scenes and the card bit being 
worked for the comedy. The five numbers 
are the best of the show.. The opening chorus 
has the girls in a black and white effect thbt 
catches the eye, and later a bathing number 
brings them forth in one piece suits. An 
intervening nuiuber is "Cotton Plckln' Time 
In Alabama," well worked up, but the train 
effect used is cheap and does not get over, 
esoecially so because the working crew hand- 
ling it Is visible from the front. 

"The Crack of the Whip" and "The Hanffl- 
cap" are two numbers virtually worked as 
one and run right into the flnale, a burlesque 
horse race bringing down the curtain. For a 
few minutes there is a bit of dramatic action 
in this scene, undoubtedly intended for a 
comedy, but in this case it was played too 
straight to achieve the desired effect of 
laughs. One would hate to think the com- 
pany were really serious in their endeavors to 
[)lay it straight. 

P'or a "one comedian" show, however. "The 
Orientals" holds up unusually well. Stevens 
has .foe McCoy and Jean Schuler assisting 
him from time to time, McCoy being more or 
less a general utility man, working straight 
one minute, tinpenring a moment or two later 
as a tough waiter and filling In generally. 
Pan Pard Is the straight man, possessed of a 
fairly good voice, dresses sna])pily and looks 
pood. Stevens holds as his principal asset 
three sneezes and the expression. "Gee, It's 
warm !" 

iti » . fenjnle continRent there are three 
woMnn biiiK h« d for honor- .as far as work Is 
eoneirn«Ml. Doris Clair, Vlda Sopoto and Dolly 
dlfford. running nhont In the order named. 
Miss OnllM'-'lior flll'^ In from time to timo. 
hut 1-^ b.Td nn Ilnrr. Thr chorus Is n hard 
>vork;nK. Well drilled nunch of girls, who still 
ret.Tin the ability to smile while they are 
worklne. and that e:oes a long, long way with 
an nudlon«'e. Frrd. 



VARIETY 19 



To the Members of the 
National VaudeviUe Arttsts, Inc. 

This is to remind you that your Semi-Annual Dues are now payable. 

You are not entitled to the privileges of this organization unless you 
carry a paid up card. 

The dues are ten dollars a year, payable twice yearly. The current 
membership cards expire Oct. 1, 1917. 

The following is a copy of a letter received from the 

VaudeviUe Managers' Protective Association 

which explains itself: 

VAUDEVILLE MANAGERS PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION 

COLUMBIA THIATRS BUILOINa 
47TH STREET AND 7TH AVENUE 

NEW YORK CITY 

Septeober ISth^ 1917 « 

ISx. Henry Cho8terfield« 

5& Batlonal Yatid0Tillo ArtletBt loo. 

1667 Broadway* Hew York. 

Uy dear Ur« Oheeterfield: 

Will yo« kindly adTiae me at onoe fAat the oolor 
of the earda will be that yon are to leeoe to yonr 
paid««p memhere on Ootober let? 

By fflTlng this yonr pronpt attention It will en- 
able mB to notify the meaborB of thie aesooiatlon 
regarding same* 

Tonre very traly» 

TAUDBVILLB UAfiAOffiS ER0CECTI7B ASSHt IM* 



^/^r^i 




ViotVi you send in your dues today 
and receive your new card at once ? 

NATIONAL VAUDEVILLE ARTISTS, Inc 

1587 Broadway, New York City 

HENRY CHESTERFIELD, Secretary 



20 



VARIETY 



BILLS NEXT WEEK (SEPTEMBER 1 7) 

In Vaudeville Theatres 

(All houses open for the y^eek ^ith Muiidny matinee, when not otherwise Indicated.) 

Theatres listed us "Orpheum" without any further distinKulsliiug description are on the 
Orpheuni Circuit. 

Agencies booking the houses are noted by single ncnie or Initials, such as "Orph," Orpheum 
Circuit; "L B O." United Booking Ofilces; "W V M A," Western Vaudeville Managers'^ Asso- 
ciation (Chicago); "P," Pantages Circuit; "Loew," Marcus Locw Circuit; "Inter," Interstate 
Circuit (booking through W. V. M. A.); "Sun." Sun Circuit; "A H," Ackerman A Harris 
(San Francisco). 

SPECIAL NOTICE— The manner in which these bills arc printed does not indicate the rela- 
tlTe Importance of acts nor their program i>ositlons. 



New York 

PALACE (ubo> 

Joan Sawyer 

Bernard Graayille Co 

Lucille Cayanaugb Co 

Wellington Cross 

Montgomery A Perry 

Harriet Rempel Co 

Oaudschmldta 

Qerman War Film 

(One to fill) 
ALHAMBRA (ubo) 

Belle Baker 

Qllbert * Frledland 

Futuristic ReTU« 

Murray Bennett 

Raymond Bond Co 

Moore A Gerald 

Breen Family 

Oerman Film 
RIVERSIDE (xiho) 

Bloasom Seeley ^o 

Prank Fmy 

Collins A Hart 

McKay * Ardioe 

Van A Schenck 

Jessie Busley Co 

Rae Eleanor Ball 

4 Nightons 

GTerman Film 

ROYAL (ubo) 

Oeo L Oarden 

BylTla Loyal Co 

Dickinson A Deagon 

"Mlsa Ritter Appears" 

Caits Bros 

Yvette A Sarinoff 

Avon Comedy 4 

Feature Film 
AMERICAN (loew) 

The Zanaros 

Patten A Marks 

Ray Conlon 

Morgan A Armstrong 

College Quintette 

Wm Dytell Co 

Lander Bros 

3 Walseys 

(One to fill) 

2d half 

Tbe Sbattucks 

Kelly A Fern 

Clarence Wilbur 

Kinkald Kilties 

Craig A Cody 

Hal Stevens Co 

The Leigbtona 

(Two to fill) 

LINCOLN (loew) 

Oakes A DeLure 

Alexander A Fields 

HAM Gilbert 

Lloyd A Wbltehouse 

Pwggy Brook* 

LaPetite Cabaret 
2d half 

Heam A Rutter 

Nelson A Castle 

Townsend Wilbur Co 

West A Hale 

Weber A Wilson 
7TH AVE (loew) 

Almond A Pearl 

Cunningham A Ben- 
nett 

Howe A Howe 

Hudler Slc-iii A P 

Adelaide Lowe Co 

(One to nil) 

2d half 

Forrest A Church 

Howard Chase Co 

Tom A Staisa Moore 

Bell A Grazer 

(Two to nil) 
GREELEY (loew) 

Breakaway Barlows 

Louise Mayo 

Nelson A Castle 

Howard Chase Co 

Leonard A Ward 

Kinkald Kilties 
2d half 

Almond A Pearl 

Mary Donahue 

Cunningham A Ben- 
nett 

Lloyd A Wbltehouse 

Eddie Foyer 

Mo'iels DeLuxe 
DELANCBY (loew) 

Tbe Sbattucks 

Clifton A Canton 

"Between Trains" 

Exposition Jubilee 4 
(Two to nil) 
2d half 

Breakaway Barlows 

HAM Gilbert 

W Hutchinson Co 

Weber A Elliott 

Amoros A Obey 
(One tc fl!!) 
NATIONAL (loew) 

Mary Donshu** 

Hooper A Fhirkhardt 

.TfnkB A Allen 

Maude lyoone Co 

Oeo ArmHtrong 

Rose & EIIIh 

2d half 

Burns A Foran 

Nada Kesser 



Wm Lytell Co 
Bud A Nellie IlelOI 
The ZanarOa 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
Niobo 

Harmony Trio 
Tom A Stasia Moore 
Frescott 

Clarence Wilbur 
Weber A Wilson Rct 

2d half 
Tbe Brlssons 
Louise Mayo 
"Neglect" 
Jenks A Allen 
College Quintette 
Lander Bros 
Aerial Bartletts 
BOULEVARD (loew) 
Heam A Rutter 
Nada Keaser 
•Neglect" 

Bud A Nellie Helm 
Models DeLuxe 

2d half 
Dunn Sisters 
Frescott 
Geo M Rosener 
LaPetite Cabaret 
(One to fill) 
AVENUE B (loew) 
IAD Carbray 
Daniels A Moore 
Mr A Mrs Payne 
Leonore Simooson 
Dawn to Midnight 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Gertie DeMllt 
Bob Carlln 
"All Wrong" 
Crawford Smith A M 
(Two to fill) 

Brooklyn 

BUSHWICK (ubo) 
Winston's Sea Liona 
Loney Haskell 
Ford Sis A Marshall 
O'Neill A Saxton 
Flo Irwin Co 
Ann Suter 
Kanazawa Japs 
German Film 

ORPHEUM (ubo) 
Cecil Cunningham 
Bert Leslie Co 
"Race of Man" 
Drice A King 
4 Mortons 
Bankotr A Girlie 
James Lucas 
Mr A Mrs Wilde 
German Film 

BIJOU (loew) 
Tbe BriBBons 
Cballs A Lambert 
Mabel Paige Co 
Oeo Rosener 
Bell A Grazer 
2d half 
Patton A Marks 
Howe A Howe 
Clare A Rawaon 
Exposition Jubilee 4 
NIobe 
(One to nil) 

DE KALD (loew) 
Pero A Wilson 
Adele Oswald 
W Hutcbinson Co 
Tbe Lelgbtons 
Dawson I^anlgnn A C 

2d half 
Oakes A DeLure 
Manning A Hall 
ChaliH A Lambert 
"Do Your DIt" 
Morsan A Armstrong 
Adelaide Lowe Co 

PALACE (locw) 
Drown A Jackson 
Henry Clive 
Techow's Cats 
(Two to nil) 

2d half 
IAD Carbray 
Cunningham A Marlon 
(Three to nil) 

FULTON (loew) 
Aerial Dartlotts 
Leonard A Dempsey 
Gordon Eldred Co 
Eddie Foyrr 
Amoros A Obey 

2d half 
Prro & WIlRon 
Manning A Hall 
Maude Lrone Co 
PpKKy Drookfl 
Dawnon Lnnlgan A C 
WARWiv^K (!o<;'.v; 
Raymond 
Jlvnn A RItrcs 
"Vv'Ikmi WnirK'ti Hdm''' 
Cniwfrr:! ^':::lth A M 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Moore Whito A B 
Lorraine A Clifford 
Mr A MrB Payno 
Carl Frances 



Albany. N. Y. 

PROCTOR'S (ubo) 
C Powell Co 
Glenn A Jenkins 
H A E Puck 
McWaters A Tyson 
Gottler A Cox 
Jack Lavler 

2d half 
Garelnette Bros 
Morris A Campbell 
Clayton White Co 
Bonita A Hearn 
Harry L Mason 
Riggs A Urtchle 

Alton. III. 

HIPP (wya) 
Page Hack A M 
Frank Ward 

2d half 
Cecil A Mack 
3 Kanes 

Atlanta 

LYRIC (ubo) 
(Dirmingbam split) 
Ist half 
Billsbury A Roblson 
Francis A Kennedy 
Welch Minstrels 
Conlln A Glass 
Adroit Bros 

Anbarn. N. Y. 

JEFFERSON (ubo) 
Zelda Santley 
Payton A HIckey 
"Court Room Girls" 
(Two to nil) 

2d half 
Arthur A Clark 
Conroy A O'Donnel 
Crewel Fanton Co 

Ansnata. Ga. 

GRAND (ubo) 

(Macon split) 

1st half 

Ollson A Dermott 

Klass 



BinKhamton. N. Y. 

STONB O H (ubo) 
Nettle Carrol Trio 
Gehan A Spencer 
Miller Dalton A A 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Musette 

John T Ray Co 
"6 Imps A Girl" 
(Two to fill) 

Blrminffkaaa, Ala. 

BIJOU (ubo) 
(Atlanta split) 
1st half 
The Van Dykee ' 
Klein Bros 
"Amsterdam QlrU" 
Bogle A Brown 
Dunedln Duo 

Bloonilnirton, III 

MAJESTIC (wra) 
Valentine A Bell 
Fisher Luckie A 
"Honor Thy Children" 
Tabor A Green 
Karl Emmy'a Pets 

2d half 
The Van Camps 
Earl A Sunshine 
Lottie Williams Co 
Harry Rose 
Roy A Arthur 

Boaton 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Eddie Leonard 
Moore A Whlteheall 
Edna Aug 
Lee Koblmar Co 
Frank Crummit 
J K Emmett Co 
Mabel Russell 
Lamb A Morton 
Derkin's Animals 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
Gordon A Gordon 
Helen Moratl 



The ProfeaalMals' Original 



CONTINENTAL HOTEL 

LOS ANGELES and SAN FRANCISCO 
Shanley and Fumaaa ("Flftjr-FlflF^ 



Telford A Co 
Browning A Dean 
Lola Selblnl Co 

Aurora. 111. 

FOX (wva) 
Ray A Emma Dean 
5 Vlolen Beauties 
Demarest A Coilette 
H Germalne 3 
(One to nil) 

Bakeraflcid 

HIPP (aAh) 
(Sunday opening) 

(17-18) 
Woodward A Morri'y 
Leo Fuller 
3 Keeleys 

(19-20) 
King Hume A T 
J A Gretcben O'Meara 
Madam Marlon A Co 

(21-22) 
Ambler Bros 
Clifton A Kraemer 
(One to nil) 

Haltlmore. Md. 

MARYLAND (ubo) 
Nora Bayes 
Violet BesBon Co 
Gene Green 
Browning A Denny 
Wheeler A Dolan 
Perrira Sextet 
Arnold Florenc 

HIP Moew) 
Vincent A Maxine 
F A O Waltera 
Mack A Lee 
"Greater Duty" 
Bob Hall 
Eskimo A Seals 

Battle Creek, Mich. 

niJOU (ubo) 
(Sunday opening) 
(Kalamazoo split) 
1st half 
Bertie Ford 
Wilson A WllBon 
Old Soldlors Fiddlers 
Bessie La Count 

Bay City. Mich. 

FH.TOU (ubo) 
(>nn.iny oponlnR) 
(Ti.Klr.avr Kpllt) 
iBt half 
T")nn Ahorn 
Rome A Wager 
Orr A Hagen 
Cooper A Robinson 
"1017 Win (7ar Rev" 



T Osborne's Pets 
Curry A Graham 
Princess Kismet 
Lane Plant A T 
Kate A Wiley 

2d half 
Musical Cbrystles 
Ward A Payne 
Gardner's Maniacs 
Lee A Bennett 
"Well Well Well" 
Burke A Harris 
(One to nil) 
ST. JAMES (loew) 
Dolce Sisters 
Phunphiends 
Frank Farron 
Will A Kemp 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Ryan A Juliette 
Howard A Taylor 
Milloy Keough A Co 
Jim Reynolds 
Cclli Opera Co 

Bridireport. Conn. 

POLI'S (ubo) 
3 Herbert Sisters 
Local 

Fisher Hawley Co 
Manning Feeny A K 
Red A Blondy 
2d half 
Greenly A Drayton 
Cameron Devitt Co 
Wells Norworth Co 
Tango Shoes 
(One to nil) 

PLAZA (ubo) 
Duval Sisters 
Cray A Graham 
Steppe A Cooper 
James Grady Co 

2d half 
Olive Green Co 
Rice A Francis 
Kitty Flynn 
Howard A Fields 

Bnffalo. N. Y. 

SHEA'S (ubo) 
"Nurse ryland" 
Nonette 

Will Oakland Co 
Lew Madden Co 
TfpMer A Backer 
Ty"wis A White 
The Navanea 
Manikin Trio 

LYRIC (sun) 
Howard Johnflon A L 
Millie Day Co 
Jessie Shirley Co 
Nan Lewis 



Song A Dance Rerua 

OLYMPIC (sun) 
Flying LaPearles 
Scott A Christy 
Harry Gibbs Co 
Four Seasons 
Creighton Belmont A C 

Bntte, Mont. 

PANTAGES (p) 

(21-26) 
4 Earls 

Georgia Howard 
Silber A North 
Tom Edwards Co 
Aileen Stanley 
"Count A Maid" 
PEOPLES (ah- wra) 

(16-18) 
Van Horn A Ammer 
Robinson Duo 
Kraase A LaSalle 
J Edmund Davis Co 
Lyceum 4 
The Martins 

(19-22) 
(Bill playing Great 
Falls 16-16) 

Cnlgmry. Can. 

ORPHEUM 
"Box Revue" 
"Prosperity" 
Wm Ebs Co 
Jordan Girls 
Frank Hartley 
Santly A Norton 
Al Herman 

PANTA0B8 (p) 
Claudia Coleman 
6 Piano Qlrls 
Wlllard 

Dream of Orient 
Claude Younger 
Knight A Carlisle 

Camden, N. J, 

TOWER'S (ubo) 
2d half (13-15) 
Jack A Jessie Oibs 
Nalona 

Moratl A Tate 
Fields A Halliday 
P La Reine Co 

Canton, O. 

LYCEUM (ubo) 
More Less A U 
Harmon A White 
Bessie Rempel Co 
Color Gems 
Chas F Samoa 
Emarson A Baldwin 

Cedar Ranlda, la. 

majestic: (wva) 
Degnon A Clifton 
Oeo McFadden 
Daniels A Walters 
Tennessee Ten 
2d half 
Wm Hanlon Co 
Morris A Allen 
Belle Oliver 
"Fascinating FUrta" 

Ckanspaini, IIL 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
Rezo 

Duval A Simonds 
L Williams Co 
Harry Rose 
Roy A Arthur 
2 half 
Gallando 

Claire Hanson A 4 
Beaumont A Arnold 
Hirchell Hendler 
"5 of Clubs" 

Charleston, 8. O. 

ACADEMY (ubo) 
(Columlba split) 
1st half 
Frank A Ada White 
Minnie Harrison 
Chlsholm A Breen 
Edwin George 
Trovato 

Chattanoosn. Tenn. 

RIALTO (ubo) 
(Knoxvllle split) 
1st half 
Holmes A Buchanan 
Harry Adler 
"Mystic Bird" 
Nevlns A Gordon 
Robt Demont 8 

Chleagro 

MAJESTIC (orph) 
Sophie Tucker Co 
4 Marx Bros 
Mack A Walker 
Jones A Lorraine 
Bert Hughes 8 
Frank Westpbal 
Rich A Leonore 
4 Jahnsleys 

PALACE (orph) 
Donald Brian Co 
Willie Weston 
"Comer Store" 
Gue A Haw 
V A B Stanton 
The Gladiators 
Phlna A Picks 

Jack A Cora Williams 

OT NORTH'N HIP 

''vva) 

Howard A Seeman 

Agnes Scott Co 

Bonner A Powers 

Havlland A Thornton 

Hilton A Lazar 

Royal Italian 6 

Aerial Mitchells 

Ida Dlvonoff Co 

Moher A MofTett 

4 American Beautys 

Sato S 

Lipton's Monks 

(Two to fill) 



AMSRICAN (wva) 

2d half 

(21-28) 
Wadsworth A Marsh 
Toomer A Hewlns 
May A Kilduft 
Song A Dance Rev 
(Two to fill) 

AVBNTTB (wva) 
Florenso Duo 
Ray A Bmma Dean 
Barl Plngree Co 
Anderson A Goines 
Sextet De Luxe 
2d halt 
Hector 

Bernard A Merrltt 
"Honor Thy Children" 
Anderson A Golnes 
(One to fill) 

LINCOLN (wva) 
Wadsworth A Marsh 
Toomer A Hewlns 
May A Kilduff 
6 Vlolen Beautyt 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Lai or A Geer 
(Four to fill) 

WILSON (wra) 
Earl A Sunshine 
AI White Co 
Arthur Rlgby 
Aaard Bros 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Cameron A Tufford 
(Four to fill) 

WINDSOR (wva) 
Paul Fetching Co 
Willing A Jordon 
Chauncey Monroe Co 
Vine A Temple 
Velde Dedle 3 

2d half 
Florense Dno 
Duval A Slmmonda 
Denegan A Curtis 
Moore Gardner A R 
Torcats' Roosters 

COLONIAL (loew) 
Jack LeRoy A Sister 
Follette A Wicks 
Hong Kong Mysterys 
Doc Baker A Girls 
Marie Moran 
(One to nil) 
McVICKER'S (loew) 
Lewis London 
Noack 

Freer Baggott A Frear 
Homer A DuBard 
Harfry English Co 
Grey A Klunker 
Jeannete A Anne 
NIel Mack Co 
Hoey A Lee 
Mabel Manyoa 

McVICKERS (loew) 
Frear. Baggott A F 
Grey A Klumpker 
Jean St Anne 
Noack 

Nelll Mack Co 
Louis London 
Nanon's Birds 
Homer A Dubard 
"Evil Hour" 
Mary Norman 

RIALTO (loew) 
Monpetti A Sldelll 
Tl Ling Sing 
Maggie LeClalre Co 
Anne Kent 
"Hello Japan" 
Senator Murphy 
Welch Singers 
South'rn Serenaders 
HIckey A Cooper 
(One to All) 

VICTORIA (loew) 
Delphino A Delmar 
4 Cook Sisters 
Chas Tenis Co 
LeRoy A LeRoy 
Scamp A Scamp 

2d half 
Columbia 4 
Fiddler A Shelton 
Owen A Moore 
Sachmer Sisters 
(One to fill) 

Cincinnati, O. 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Kay A Bell 
Lazar A Dale 
Alfred Latell A Co 
Dorothy Regal Co 
Dooley A Sales 
Dorcc's Celebrities 
Ray Samuels 
Bostoek's School 

EMPRESS (abc) 
The .iramlnos 
Senate Duo 
BlK 4 
"Rich Girl— Poor 

Girl" 
(One to fill) 

Cleveland 

HIP (ubo) 
Lenox Tllma A Bosco 
Henry DIxey 
Stan Stanley Co 
Lydell A HIggins 
TnukI 

Harry Holman Co 
Bowman Bros 
3 Daring Sis 

MILES (loew) 
Rob Robinson 
"DlvoTci* Quebtlon" 
Al Fields Co 
Wnia Holt Wakefield 
"Bombardment at R" 

PRT5*CILLA (sun) 
Patrick A Rose 
Moore A Elliott 



HOWATSON Mid SWAYBKLL 

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Howard the Marvel 
Rubini A Martini 
Bnid Carlton Co 

Colnasbla, 8. C. 

PASTIME (ubo) 

(Charleston split) 

1st halt 

Van De Meer 

H A B Conly 

Burlington 4 

Dunbar A Bemls 

Eddie Howard 

Colnnsbns 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
"Peacock Alley" 
MoCormack A Wallace 
Ethel Hopkins 
Fox A Ingraham 
Burns A Frablto 
Hanlon A Clifton 
Ellis Nowlin Tr 

Dallaa, Tea. 

MAJESTIC (inter) 
Dancing Kennedys 
Guiran A Newell 
Jim McWliliams 
Mr A Mrs Mel Bums 
Sylvester A Vance 
Carus A Comer 
Lucy Gillette Co 

DnnTllle, III. 

PALACB (ubo) 
Alexander Bros A E 
Vardon A Perry 
Great Howard 
Daisy Harcourt 
"Smart Shop" 
2d half 
Fred Zobedle Co 
Thornton A Thornton 
Chauncey Monroe Co 
Yates Reed Co 
(One to fill) 

Davenport, In. 

COLUMBIA (wva) 

Lew Wells 

Veterns 

Callst Comont 

"Fascinating FlirU" 

(One to fill) 

2d halt 

Degmon A Clifton 

June Mills Co 

Finders Keepers 

Geo McFadden 

Vernon 6 

Deeatnr, III. 
EMPRESS (wva) 
(Sunday opening) 

LaSalle Musical Co 
Denver. CoL 
ORPHETUM 

"America First" 

Chung Hws Four 



Georgia Barla Co 

Milo 

Gould A Lewis 

Hughes Musical 8 

Nina Payne Co 

GRAND (wva) 
Wonder Dot 
Mitchell A Mitch 
Dr Joys Sanitarium 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Aerial Barletts 
Grace Linden 
American Comedy 4 
"Beach to Walkikl" 

B. Liverpool. O. 

AMERICAN isun) 
Henry A Adelaide 
Gladys Corriell Co 
Gllroy Haynes A M 
Malay A Woods 
Garden Belles 
2d half 
Jules Jane A L 
Paul Bauwens 
Marcelle 
Darn Good A F 
Gulnan A James 

EL St. LonIs, lU. 

BTRBERS (wva) 
Hays A Rives 
Luckie A Yost 
Basil A Allen 
"American Girl Rev" 

2d halt 
3 Kanes 

Schoen A Walton 
The Smart Shop 
(Pictures) 

Edmonton, Can. 

PANTAGES (p) 
Parsons A Irwin 
Fireside Reverie 
Lord A Fuller 
Wilson's Lion 
Wilson Bros 

Blmlm, N. Y. 

MAJESTIC (ubo) 
E A L Conlee 
John T Ray Co 
"6 Imps A Girl ' 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Nettie Carrol Trio 
Genan A Spencer 
Comfort A King 
(Two to nil) 

Erie. Pa. 

COLONIAL (Ubo) 
The Faynes 
Allen A Francis 
Chas Kenna 
Oliver A Opp 



HEMMENDINGER 



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M. Jess 171 



Jewsisft t» Ihs 



Norton A Nicholson 
Hamilton A Barnes 
Ben Deely Co 
El CIcve A O'Connor 
Bert Melrose 

PANTAGES (p) 
Will Morris 
"Mr Detective" 
Stuart 

"Woman Proposes" 
Green McHenry A D 
Hadlna 

Dea Moines, la. 

ORPHEUM 

(Sunday opening) 
Randall A Myers 
Hermine Shode Co 
Patrlcola A Myers 
3 Vagrants 
Orvllle Stamn 
The Flemings 
Santos A Hayes 
Detroit 
TEMPLE (Ubo) 
Salllc Fisher 
Allen A Howard 
E A C Barry 
JAM Harklns 
n Mazettls 
Ed Morton 
BIssett A Bestry 
Akl Kuma Co 

MILES (abc) 
Friend A Downing 
Pickard Seals 
Melrose Sisters 
Sterling Rose 3 
"BTxplolts of Africa" 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
Mile Therese Co 
Bush A Shapiro 
Bill Prultt 
Jack Kennedy Co 
Nat Carr 
Beaux A Belles 

REGENT (loew) 
James Teddy 
Herbert Brooks Co 
Mumford A Thompson 
Beatrice McKenzle Co 
Bruce Duffett Co 
Brooks A Powers 
Neillaen's Aerial Bal 

COLUMBIA (sun) 
Chief Lone Star Co 
Ethe. Mote Co 
Pui?h A Brown 
Columbia Playrs 
McI^uRhlln A Evans 

Dulnth. Minn. 

ORPHEUM 
(Sunday opening) 
Submarine F-7 
Brown A Spencer 



Bailey A Cowan 
Johnny Clarke Co 

Evanaville* Ind. 

GRAND (wva) 
(Terre Haute split) 

Ist half 
Carson A Farman 
Zeno A Mandel 
Minerva Courtney Co 
Weber Beck A F 
Ernette Asorla Co 

Pall River, Mass. 

BIJOU (loew) 
Musical Chrystlea 
Lee A Bennett 
"Well Well Well" 
Burke A Harris 
Gardner's Maniacs 

2d half 
Gordon A Gordon 
Curry A Graham 
Princess Kismet 
Lane Plant A T 
Kate A Wiley 

Fargro, N. D. 

GRAND (abc) 
Adair A Adair 
Stroud 3 
Rinaldo Dflo 
Norton Dennis A G 

2d half 
Martyn A Florence 
Waisman A Porter 
Nixon A Sans 
Arthur Barrett 

Flint. Mich. 

PALACE (ubo) 
(Sunday opening) 
(Lansing split) 
1st half 
Booth A Leander 
Burns A Lynn 
Jno A Sparks Co 
Fay 2 Cooleys A F 
La Graclosa 

Ft. Wayne. Ind. 
PALACE (ubo) 
(Sunday opening) 
Mildred A Hayward 
Morley A McCarthy 
Hippodrome 4 
Kajiyama 
Fred Zobedle Co 
2d half 
Rosalie Ascher 
"Lincoln of U S A" 
Marie Ru«?sell 
(Three to nil) 

Ft. Wllllnm. Ont. 

ORPHETTM (wva) 
(17-lfi) 
Wellington 3 
Omega Trio 



VARIETY 



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Sam Hood 
Herbort's SmIs 
(21-22) 
(Bill pUxing Duluth 
lat half) 

Ft. Wertk, Tex 

MAJESTIC (inter) 
Verce A Vercl 
Rice ft Werner 
"Married t Wireless" 
Stuart Barnes 
Ziegler Twins 
Kentucky FIto 
(Two to fill) 

GalTcatOB, Tcz* 

MAJESTIC (Inter) 
(16-17) , 
(Same bill playing 

Beaumont 18-10 ft 

Austin 21-22) 
Frank ft Tobie 
Nip ft Tuck 
Harry Hinea 
6 Little WlToa 
Hallen ft Hunter 
Raymond Wilber 

Gmad Forks, v. D. 

GRAND (wTa) 
(20-22) 
Vernon Co 
Mahoney ft Rogers 
The Salambos 

Gmad Rapids* MIek. 

EMPRESS (ubo) 
Conroy ft Le Mairo 
"Corner Store" 
Felix ft Dawson Qirls 
Dave Roth 
Mae Curtis 
Jack ft Forsls 
(One to fill) 

Great Falls. Moat, 

PANTAQBS (p) 

(18-10) 

(Same bill playing 

Anaconda 20) 
Julia Curtis 
Goldberg A Wayne 
Mercedes 
4 Holloways 
Cook ft Loreni 
Von Cello 

Green Bar* Wis. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
2d half (20-1^2) 
Harris ft Manion 
DaTS Manly 
"Inter'nl Key" 
(One to fill) 

Haaalltoa. Can. 

TEMPLKT (ubo) 
Turner ft Grace 
Alec MacFayden 
Sea bury ft Shaw 
HalUgan ft bykes 
Ashley ft AUman 
1 Little Darlings 
Herman ft Shlriey 

Hamilton. O. 

GRAND (Bun) 
Walker A Texas 
Stetson A Huber 
Renoee Family 
Mills ft Moulton 
Gabby Bros A C 

2d half 
McShane A Hathaway 
Fred iiagan Co 
Little Hip A N 
Hartford 

POLi'S (Ubo) 
Morlin 

M Hamilton Co 
Greenly A Drayton 
Courting Days 
2d balf 
3 Moriarlty Girls 
Evans A Lloyd Co 
Steppe A Cooper 
Great Leon A Co 

PALACE (ubo) 
Kitty Flynn 
Cameron Devltt Co 
"Volunteers" 
Ralph Oably Co 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Hayden A Cardownle 
Wood A Halpln 
Fisher Hawley Co 
O'Nell A Wlmsley 
Kltaro Japs 

Hasleton. Pa. 

FEELBY'S (ubo) 
2d balf (13-15) 

Sylpbonles 

Raymond O'Connor 

Silver Duval 

Rutan'8 Birds 

Ist balf (17-10) 

J A J Gibson 

Winston Trio 

BAH Gordon 

Fred LaRlno Co 
2d half (20-2) 

Stewan A Oliver 

"Tale of a Cat" 

Beatrice Lambert 

Carmen's Minstrels 

Hohokcn, N. J. 

LYRIC (loew) 
The Hennlngs 
Barbler ThatcHer Co 
Belle Rutland 
Norton A Earle 
(One to All) 

2d balf 
Daniels A Moore 
"When Women Rule" 
(Three to fill) 

Hoaston, Tex. 

MAJESTIC (inter) 
Herbert's Dors 
I^aPrance A Kennedy 
Connelli A Craven 
Tower ft Darrell 



Imhoff Conn ft Coreeflto 
Anna Chandler Co 
Jonia ft Hawalians 

Indianapolis 

KEITH'S (Ubo) 
Hill ft Sylvany 
O Aldo Raudegger 
Wayne Marshall ft C 
H Bereeford Co 
Edith Clifford Co 
Fantasia 
Lew Dockstader 
Lunette Sis 

LYRIC (ubo) 

(Sunday opening) 
Ous Erdman 
Montrose ft Allen 
Jolly Wild Co 
3 Types 
(One to fill) 

Itkaea. N. Y. 
STAR (ubo) 
Osben A Dixie 
Comfort A King 
Crewel Fanton Co 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
The Balaguers 
Fennel A Tyson 
Bway Boys A Girls 
(Two to fill) 

Jackson* MIek. 

ORPHEUM (ubo) 
(Sunday opening) 

"All Girl Rey" 
2d half 

Curtis Canines 

Armstrong A Strous 

Bijou Min Misses 

Belle Oliver 

JackaonTllle. Fla. 

(ARCADE (ubo) 
(Sunday opening) 
(Savannah split) 
1st half 
The Skatelles 
Burns A Quinn 
Eadie A Ramsden 
Warren ft Templeton 
Werner Amoros 3 

JanesTllle. Wis. 

APOLLO (abc) 
Dura ft Judge 
Musical Diemonds 
Duzan ft Chapman 
(One to fill) 

Jersey City* N. J. 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
2d half (13-15) 

Keane A Williams 

Wood A Lawson 

JoknstovTn. Pa. 

MAJESTIC (Ubo) 
(Pittsburgh split) 

Swan A Swan 

Ceward A Conley 

"Cranberries" 

Ford A Goodrich 

Dudley Trio 

Kalamasoo, Mick. 

MAJESTIC (ubo) 

(Sunday opening) 

(Battle Creek split) 

Ist half 
"Merry Go Round" 

Kansas City* Mo. 

UKPHELM 
(Sunday opening) 
Mclntyre A Heath 
Johnston A Hardy 
Cooper A Rlcardo 
"Motorboating" 
Countess Nardini 
Harry Carroll 

PANTAGES (p) 
(Sunday opening) 
Zertho'B Doga 
Corelll 3 
Ed Ulondell Co 
"Honeymoon Isle" 
Harry Watkins 
Knoxvllle* Tenn. 

DIJOU (ubo) 
i(Chattanooga split) 

1st half 
Josephine Leonhart 
Hampton A Sblrner 
Hendrlx & Belle Isle 
Brent Hayes 
Carson Bros 

Lanalns, Nick. 

BIJOU (ubo) 
(Sunday opening) 
let half 
Harry Sterling 
Ed A Irene Lowrey 
Wolf A Stewart 
Byal A Early 
Long Tack Sam Co 
Lima. O. 
ORPHEUM (sun) 
Mareeno Nevaro A M 
3 Angell Sisters 
Nell Abel 
"Little Miss Flirt" 

2d half 
Toots Paka 
Hnzel Kirk Co 
Gabby Bros A C 

Lincoln, Neb. 

ORPHEUM 
Kathleen Clifford 
Elsa RuegRer 
"Vacuum Cleaners" 
Rny Snow 
Hufford A Chain 
Three Jahns 
"Hit the Trail" 
Little Rock, Ark. 
MA.IESTIC Xlntor) 
Dornlyn 
(Four to All) 

2d half 
Francis A Ross 
Kelly Wilder Co 
Boeraan A Addersoa 
(Two to fill) 



Loffansport* Ind. 

COLONIAL (ubO) 
Lewis ft Leopold 
Taylor ft Triplets 
Thornton ft Thornton 

2d half 
"Honolulu Girl" 

Los Anffeles 

(Sunday opening) 
Leona La Mar 
Spencer ft Willams 
Kathryn Murray 
Lovenberg Sisters 
Wm Gaxton Co 
Chas Olcott 
Maryland Singers 
Local 

PANTAGES (p) 
The Lampinis 
Smith ft McGulre 
Abrams ft Johns 
"Mimic World" 
Joe Roberts 

HIP (afth) 
Lapold ft Benjamin 
8 Black Dots 
Murray ft Love 
De Hollis ft Co 
"1017 Girl Revue" 
Irving OoBsler 
Musical Walsh 

Lonlsvllle 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
(Nashville split) 
1st half 
Tiny Joe ft Midg 
Thorndyke ft Barnes 
Ryan ft Richfleld Co 
Elinore ft Carleton 
Maxlne Bros ft Bobby 

Lowell, Mnss. 

KEITH'S rubo) 
Cyc Brunettes 
Flavilla 

Delacey Rice Co 
Anger A King Girls 
Honey Boy Minstrels 
Arnaut Bros 
Feature Film 

Macon. Ga. 

GRAND (ubo) 

(Augusta split) 

1st half 

Sprague A McNeece 

Holmes A Wells 

Tbeo A Dandies 

Lloyd A McArdle 

Lee Barth 

Madison. Wis. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
Bernard A Merritt 
Beaumonte A Arnold 
Nan Halperin 
(Two to fill 

2d half 
Richards ft Kyle 
Otto Koerner Co 
Vardon A Perry 
Victor A Helen 
(One to nil) 

Manchester. N. H. 

PALACE (ubo) 
Martini A Maxmlllian 
NAD Franklin 
Frankle Carpenter Co 
Worth Waten 4 
Volant 

2d half 
Zeda A Hoot 
Hedges A Hedges 
B Beaumont Co 
Donovan A Lee 
"Makers of History" 

Marlon, Ind. 

LYRIC (ubo) 
Skating Venuses 
Viola Lewis Co 
2d half 
Foley A O'Nlel 
(One to fill) 

Marahalltown, la. 

CASINO (abc) 
1st halt (ii-ie) 
Redmond A Wells 
Kulollas Hawalians 
Francis A Nord 
Litt A Nolan 
Santucci A Paresl 
Harris A Variety 4 

McKeesport, Pa. 

Wliil'hiS HIP (ubo) 
Artols Bros 
Miller A Lyle 
Mazle King Co 
Castellalnl A Jardo 
Herbert Lloyd Co 

2d half 
Stewart A Falk 
Alexander A Fields 
LeRoy A Lytfon 
Susan Tompkins 
Paul LeVan A Dolls 

Memphis 

ORPHEUM 
Karl Jorn 
H Rcmple Co 
Margaret Young 
JImraie Hussey Co 
McMahon DIam'd A C 
Bernard A Janls 
Clown Seal 

MII^TSukee 

MAJEStlC (orph) 
Kouns Sisters 
Wms A Wolfus 
Alex Kids 
Arthur Sullivan Co 
Mirano Droa 
M«'dU'y Watson A T 
Lockctt A Brown 
Hardy Bros 

PALACE (wva) 
(Sunday opening) 
Sherman Van A H 

Tasmanian 8 



Mack ft Bells 
"Inter'n'l Rev" 
Dave Manly 
Victor ft Helen 
2d half 
G ft M LeFevre 
The Brads 
Revue Devogue 
Henry Frey 
(Two to fill) 

Minneapolis* Minn. 

ORPHEUM 

Arthur Havel Co 

Betty Bond 

Gallagher ft Martin 

Roland Travers 

Fern Richelieu ft F 

Ayeling ft Lloyd 
PANTAGES (p) 
(Sunday opening) 

Doris Lester (8) 

Pedrinl's Monks 

W Tilfraln Dancers 

4 Casters 

Strand Trio 

Harry Jolson 

PALACE (wva) 

Reckless 3 

Ha Grannon 

Dunbar's Colleens 

Jones ft Sylvester 

Gllmore ft Romanoff 
GRAND (wva) 

Denny ft Perl 

Victoria 4 

Radium Models 

Balancing Stevens 

Montrenl 

ORPHBUfl (ubo) 
Lyons ft Yosco 
Paul Dickey Co 
Veni^ Gould 
Bennett ft Richards 
4 Readings 
(Three to flW) 

FRANCAlt (ubo) 
(OttaWk split) 
1st half 
Daphlne ft Dale 
Maurice Sparrow 
Warren ft Faust 
Philbrlck ft Devon 
"Oriental Singers" 

Mnskeson* MIek. 

REGENT (ubo) 
(Sunday opening) 
G ft M LaFevre 
Holllday ft Wilietrs 



New Roekelie, M. T. 

LOEW (loew) 
Carl A Frances 
DeVries Sisters 
"All Wrong" 

2d halt 
Raymond 
ahlrUy Sisters 
Hft^ey DeV^'M 8 



Norfolk* Ta. 

ACADEMY (ubo) 

(Richmond split) 

1st half 

Rose ft Mooa 

8 Chums 

Archer ft Beeford 

Hunting ft Francis 

M Gray ft Boys 

N. Yakima. Wask. 

EMPIRE (ah-wva) 

(16-17) 
Mllo Vaggs Co 
Kruger ft King 
Batson ft Little 
Burglars Union 
Belgium Trio 
Fairman ft Patrick 

(21-22) 
(Bill playlna Walla- 
Walla 16-17) 

Oakland. CnL 

PANTAGES (p) 
Kane ft Herman 
Nelson ft Nelson 
"Birth of a Rose" 
Aheam Tr 
Godfrey ft Henderson 
GullanI 8 

HIPP (aftb> 
Madam Mariou ft Co 
Morg Fielua ft Snyder 
Clifton ft Kraemer 
Dalys Tangled Army 
(Two to fill) 

Osden, Utak 

PANTAGES (p) 
(20-22) 
Howard Klbel ft B 
"Miss Haml^" 
Leila Show Co 
Swain's Animals 
8 Lyars 



Onuika. Nek. 

ORPHEUM 
(Sundav opening) 
Julia Arthur 
De Leon ft DsTles 



BRADY uui MAHONFY 



Lonas Hawalians 
Al Sbayne 
H Germalne 3 
2d half 
"All Girl Rot" 

NaskTille, Tenn. 

PRINCESS (ubo^ 
(Louisville split) 
1st half 
The Creigbtons 
Ronair ft Ward 
Cole Russell ft D 
Gallerini ft Son 
"Water UUles" 

Nevmrk, N. J. 

PALACE (ubo) 
2d half (13-15) 

Hawthorne ft Anthony 

Joe Browning 

Nonette 
MAJESTIC (loew) 

Burns ft Foran 

Dunn Slaters 

"Do Your Bit" 

West ft Hale 

(Two to fill) 

2d halt 

Hooper A Burkhardt 

Harmony Trio 

Edward Lynch Co 

Adeie Oswald 

Rose ft Ellis 

(One to fill) 



New Haven 

BIJOU (ubo) 
Olive Green Co 
Rome ft Cos 
Wood Melville ft P 
Great Leon ft Cb 

2d half 
3 Herbert Sis 
Mr A Mrs N Phillips 
Manning Feeny ft K 
Courting Days 

Nevr Orleans 

ORPHEUM 
E?mily A Wellman Co 
David Saperstein 
Bert Baker Co 
Harold Du Kane 3 
Haafor ft Goodwin 
Evans A Irwin 
Rath Bros 

PALACE (inter) 
Evans A Banjo Boys 
King A Harvey 
Revel A Mack 
Van Bros 
Master Gabriel Co 

2d half 
Toells Sis A LeRoy 
Clark A Le Vier 
"Milady Garden" 
Burns ft Kissen 
Billy Klnkald 



Marie Stoddard 
Vera Berliner 
Long ft Ward 
Australian McLeAns 
Hugh Herbert Co 

Ottawa. Can. 

DOMINION (ubo) 
(Montreal split) 
1st balf 
8 Theodorea 
Manley ft Bregen 
Howard ft White 
Dorothy Earl 
"Novelty Minstrel" 

Pnssalc, N. J. 

PLAYHOUSE (ubo) 
2d half (13-15) 
Kipp ft Kippy 
Wilson Aubrey 8 
Mason A Gwynne 
"Outclasned" 
Lester A Tuddles 

Paterson, N. J. 

MAJESTIC (ubo) 
2d half (13-15) 
Reed A Wright Girls 
"Wed Day fn Dog'le" 
Dunkin A Holt 
Albany A Co 
J K Bmmett Co 

1st half (17-10) 
A A G Falls 
Brennan A Vaughan 
Brown Harris ft B 
D'Avlgnea's Gypsies 
Kimberly ft Arnold 
"Retreat of Germans" 

2d half (20-22) 
Sutter ft Dell 
McCormick ft Inrlng 
Mr ft Mrs Coppelin 
Kane ft Williams 
Doree's Beaux ft B's 
"Retreat of Germans" 

Pawtncket. R. I. 

BIJOU (ubo) 
Tyler ft Crolins 
•Makers of History" 
Texas Four 
"Happened Ruth" 

2d half 
Musical Johnsons 
Brice Bell 
Fields A Halliday 
Eddie Carr Co 

Peoria. 111. 

ORt Hi:,UM \ wra) 
The Van Camps 
Enpe & Dutton 

Finders Keepers" 
Adrian 

2d half 
Valentine A Bell 
Tabor A Green 
Billy Hall Co 
Bernle ft Baker 



PkUadelpkln 

KEITH'S iubo) 
Dolly Sis 
Primrose Four 
Sam Mann Co 
A A F Steadman 
Bert Levy 
Mario A TrevetU 
Vljlns Russells 
tuuz Adler 
Kltamura Japa 

GRAND (ubo) 
3 Rlans 

Wrenn ft Wopler 
Barton ft Hill 
Bothwell Brown Co 
Mullen ft Coogan 
Gordon Highlanders 
ALLfiMHENY (ubo) 
Lohse ft Sterling 
Archer ft Ward 
"In the Trenchea" 
Davis ft Sutford 
Kitty Frances 

BROADWAY (ubO) 
Eugene Emmett 
"Suffragette ReTue" 

2d half 
H ft A Turpln 
Georgia Comedy 4 
Fred Bowers Co 
(One to fill) 

WM PBNN (ubo) 
Newklrk ft Homer 
Whipple Huston Co 
Ed BordonI Co 
Carmen's Minstrels 

2d half 
Rekoma 

Mme Blue Beard 
The Sharrocks 
Bobble Heaths Rer 

KEYSTONE (ubo) 
Burns ft Jose 
John Geiger 
8 Boys ft Girl 
La CoeU ft Cilffon 
Rucker ft Winifred 
"Cabaret De Luxe" 

PIttsknnrk 

DAVIS (Ubo) 
"Four Husbands" 
Sevoy ft Avery 
Alfred De Manby Co 
Joe Browning 
Dugan ft Raymond 
Benny ft Woods 
(Two to fill) 

HARRIS (ubo) 
La Viva 
Long ft Gibson 
Kenneth Grattan Co 
Her^s ft Evans 
Walter -«cCullough 
Jolly Tars 
Ward ft Faye 
Hanlon ft Ward 
SHERIDAN SQ fubo) 

(Johnstown split) 
Lightning Weston 
Joyce West ft M 
Amer Minstrel Maids 
Cummings ft Shelby 
Craven ft Belmont 

PIttslleld. Mass. 

MAJESTIC (ubo) 
2d half (13-15) 
Charlotte Parry 
Ford ft Goodrich 

Pontine, MIek. 

OAKLAND (ubu) 
Curtis Canines 
Belle Oliver 
6 Colonial Belles 
(One to till) 

2d balf 
DeBourge Sisters 
J ft W Hennlngs 
Hippodrome 4 
(One to fill) 

Portland, Me. 

KEITH'S (Ubo) 
8 Brittons 
Lewis ft Morton 
Jo& E Bannard ft Co 
N-lla Allen 
Wyatt's Lads ft L 
Kenny ft Hollis 
Feature Film 

Portland, Ore. 

PANTAGES (p) 
Bert Wheeler 
Johnny Small ft Sis 
Al Wohlman 
"Oh Doctor" 
Paula 

Myrtal Vane Co 
HlPf (an-wva) 

(16-10) 
Flying Howards 
Washington 8 
Dora Hilton 
Davett ft Duvall 
Haddon ft Norman 
Juggling Normans 

( 20-22 > 
(Bill playing Seattle 
16-10) 

ProTldence. R. I. 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Selma Braatz 
Kennedy A ■Burt 
Adair A Adelphi 
Britt Wood 
Oautler's Toy Shop 
Ed A Lew Miller 
H SlJOrt Cu 
Diamond A Brennan 
Palfrev. Hall A B 

MAjnSTIC (loew) 
Ryan A Juliette 
Ward A Payne 
Milloy Keough Co 
Celli Opera So 
Jim Reynolds 
(One to fill) 



2d balf 
Will A Kemp 
Dolce Sisters 
T Osborne's Pets 
Frank Farron 
Pbunphlends 
(One to fill) 

QnlncT. III. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
Lonzo Co 

Black ft White Rot 
A Nicholson 8 
Arco Bros 
(One to fill) 

2d balf 
Luckle ft Yost 
"Back to Elmlra" 
Frank Ward 
Page Hack ft U 
(One to fill) 

Reno. N«T. 

MAJESTIC (afthj 
(Sunday opening) 

Bandy ft Fields 

Olmsteads 

Ambler Bros 

(One to fill) 

2d half 

Roth ft Roberta 

(Three to fill) 

RIeknsond, Ind. 

MURRAY iuoo) 
2d half 
Taylor Triplet! 
Mildred Hayward 
Melody 6 
Viola Lewie Co 
Skating Venuses 
RIckmond, Va. 
BIJUU (Ubo) 
(Norfolk spilt) 
1st halt 
Gaston Palmer 
Meredith ft Snooser 
Schwarta Bros 
Stewart ft Donohue 

Roanoke* Vn. 

ROANOKE (ubo) 
Dewlt? Young ft 81a 
Wm Glsu 
Dan Burke ft Girls 
4 Swans 
Harry Le Vail ft Sis 

2d balf 
Frawley ft Weat 
Hlppert ft Nugent 
Frank Stafford Co 
Maud Ryan 
HlrscboS Tr 

Rockester, N. Y. 

TEMPLE (ubo) 

Albertlna Rasch Co 

Mocart ft Bradford 

Marguerite Farrell 

WalUr Brower 

Regel ft Bender 

Mack ft Earl 

"Memories" 

Cainela's Birds 
RoekfordU lit 
PALACE (wva) 
(Sunday opening) 

Eilers Circus 

Geo Schlndler C3o 

Otto Koerner Co 

Harris ft Manion 

"Temptation 

2d half 

Barber ft Jackson 

7 Dixie Boys 

Olga Mishka Co 

Earl A Sunshine 

(One to flll) 

Sacramento 

EMPRESS (aAh) 
(Sunday opening) 

Dave Van Fields ft Co 

Margaret Ryan 

Morton ft Weiia 

Venetian Four 

Irving A Ward 

Tetan Arabs 

2d half 

The Azumas 

The Beaudions 

Miller A Leonard 

D'AmIro 

"To Save One Girl" 

Tennessee Trio 

SaKlnaw, MIek. 

JOPLIN (uuu) 
(Sunday opening) 
(Ba,y City spiit) 
let half 
The Seebacks 
Ed A J Smith 
McConnell A Simps m 
Bobbe A Nelson 
Musical Nosses 

Salt Lake, Utak 

ORPHli^lJM 

(Open Wed night) 

(10-22) 

Brice A Barr Twins 

Harry Girard Co 

'The Headilners" 

Rita Boland 

Darto A Kialto 

Edwin House 

J A 1 Melva 

PANTAGES (p) 

Julian Hall 

The Gascolgnes 

"Woman" 

"Wanted— A Wife" 

Lucy Lucler 3 

Uhelngold A Kauffman 

San Antonio. Tex. 

MA.'KS'riC Mntcr) 
Johnson Bros A J 
Nof'l Travers A Co 
Kerr A Rerko 
Burt Johnson Co 



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Variety DeDanae 
Marion Harria 
Reddington a Grant 

Sam DUs« 

PAiNiAUiba (p) 
Holmes ft Le Vers 
"Breath of Old Va" 
"Movie Glrla" 
Rondas 8 
Bob Albright 
Burr ft Lea 

kikk'f (a-h) 
Joe RoUey 
ft Uarvarda 
Merrlana Caninea 
Virginia Wars 
(Two to flll) 

2d half 
Nalo ft Nalo 
Leons Ponies 
Woodward ft Morrlss*7 
8 Keeieys 
Dalys Army 



•an FmM 

ORPHEUM 
(Sunday opening) 

Elsie Janls 

Chinese Duo 

Clara Howard 

Frlu ft Lucy Bmoh 

Bva Taylor Co 

Joe Towls 

Three Boba 

Billy Reeves 

PANTAQBS (P) 
(Sunday opening) 

Moran ft Welser 

De Vine ft Williams 

Harry Coleman 

"Ned Produoor" 

Reeder ft Armstrong 
HIPP (aftb) 
(Sunday opening) 

Flelda Keane ft Walsh 

Two Bdwarda 

Wolgaat ft Olrlis 

Eddie Vine 

Gilbert ft Uaber 

Wills Gilbert Co 
CASINO (afth' 
(Sunday opening) 

The Arleya 

K Bmlarants 

Herr Jenasn 

Lee ft Lawrence 

"Morn Noon ft Night" 
WIGWAM (aftb) 
(Sunday opening) 

Adolpbo 

Banvard Slaters 

Posbay ft WhlU 

Hotwon ft Beatty 

Browne Revue 

Merkit ft BondhUl 

Malstro ft (^ 
2d balf 

Dave Van Fields 

Clifton ft Krasmsr 

Harry Dlzon 

Glbaon Olria 

Herbert ft Dare 

Snn Joo«, OaL 

VICTORY (ah-wva) 

(16-18) 
Banvard Sisters 
Mary Blllabur/ 
Doyle ft Wright 
Gilbert ft Usher 
"Morn Noon ft Night" 
Wells Gilbert Co 

(10-22) 
(Bill playlnf Sacra- 
mento 18-18) 

Snntn Bnrkara* CnL 

PORTO LA (aftb) 
(20-28) 
Leo Fllller 
Alex Duo 
Fay ft Lewis 

Savannak 
BIJOU (ubo) 
(Jacksonville sprit) 

1st balf 
Walt Ward ft Uaslsss 
L ft M Hunting 
"The Miracle" 
Pist?! A Cunhirg 
Cowboy Twlna ft D 

nt. Lonis 

ORPHEUM 
Howard ft Clark Rstqs 
Alan Brooiis Co 
Herbert Clifton 
Goeiet Harria U 
Marmein Sisters 
Young ft Waidron 
Hubert Dyer 

COLUMBIA (wra) 
Brooks ft Lorella 
Amedio 
Dale ft Weber 
Marlett's Manikins 
Cook ft Oatman 
"Camp In Rockies" 
Wm Armstrong Co 
Zertbo's Dogs 
4 Kings 

GRAND (wva) 
Andre Sisters 
Billy Morse 
Chlyo ft Chiyo 
Princess Veronaca 
•Thro' the Mirror" 
Detzel ft Carroll 
Gordon ft Rica 
"Fashion Shop" 

PARK (wva) 
Vanity Fair 

'J6 half 
Delton Mareone ft D 
Kenny A LaFranee 
Baron LIcbter 
Prince Karmi 



(Continued on page 39.) 



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NEW ACTS THIS WEEK 



HEW ACTS NEn WEEK 



Viti*l PrMMlatioB, First 

or ft«appMraM* la ^r Arowi^ 
N«w York 



Wellington Crots, Palace. 
Harriet Rempel and Co., Palace. 
Rajrmond Bond and Co^ Alhambra. 
Jessie Busley and Co., Riverside. 
Ann Suter, Bushwick. 

"Mri. Ritter Appears," Royal. 
Patten and Marks, American (Ist half). 
Morgan and Armstrong, American (1st 

Maude Leone and Co. (New Act), Na- 
tional (1st half). 

Nelson and Castle (late of "Katinka ). 
Grcely Sq. (1st half). 

Howe and Howe, 7th Ave. (1st half). 

Bell and Graiier, 7th Ave. (2d half). 



"The Submariners" (Comedy). 

19 Mins.; Two (Special Drop). 

Riverside. 

Al Raymond and Frank Caverly have 
been hard hit by the war. Rather than 
raise the slightest argument why 
American audiences should not tolerate 
German comedians, with the country at 
war with the Kaiser's realm, they have 
discarded the German make-ups, the 
inseparable chin-pieces and the accom- 
panying Dutchy accent, for an act that 
is more within the patriotic confines 
and still enables the comedians to dish 
up their familiar brand of crossfire to 
good advantage. Right on the very 
toes of the Statue of Liberty, Raymond 
and Caverly, in a prop submarine, 
emerge from the apparent depths of 
their painted ocean in "whiteface," 
dressed as navy fighters, one a petty 
officer and the other an ordinary sea- 
man. Their sub is styled the Y-4, 
which is used during the turn for dia- 
log between the comedians that be- 
comes confusing over the seaman's iif- 
ability to get the explanations 
straightened out. Raymond and Cav- 
erly were funnier, unquestionably, with 
their German make-ups and the twist- 
ing of the King's English, but their 
new act was very well received at the 
Riverside, and was well put over. 
Instead of the old operatic hnale they 
are singing a ballad, which was not only 
excellently rendered, but made a bully 
impression. Pretty hard for the pair 
to get away from their long-identified 
"bits," but their new vehicle will serve 
them well for the present. Mark. 



Mason and Vidocq. 
Blackface Comedy. 
10 Mins.; One (Special Drop). 
23d Street. 

The drop represents the roof of an 
apartment house. Two men, one in 
blackface, climb up there to rob the 
apartment beneath. Thev make a noisy 
entrance, and, later on, the straight 
man, probably Will Vidocq (formerly 
of Haines and Vidocq) hits his part- 
ner, Charles Mason (in blackface), over 
the head with a club, to a complete 
howl of laughter from the audience. 
Then they go into the business of a 
man entering a saloon, to collect hush 
money and eat the free lunch. There 
is some conversation over astronomy 
and some still slides, to a song telling 
of various theatrical stars, concluding 
with President Wilson, but forgetting 
George M. Coban, though including 
Charlie Chaplin. There's enough in the 
turn to keep it going on the small 
time. If it's just breaking in, as the 
23d Street showinfjf might suggest, the 
comedy will be built up, although as a 
small timer it's all right now. Sime. 



Hooper and Burkhart. 
Talking, Singing, Dancing. 
11 Mins.; One. 

Man and woman doing conventional 
small time singinR, stepping and cross- 
fire, all crudely projected, including the 
stepping. Sm€>4l timers. Jolo. 



Jean Arlyn and Co. (2). 

''Doing Her Bit" ((Jomedy-Drama). 

15 Mins.; Three (Interior). 

"Doing Her Bit," as presented by 
the Jean Arlyn company, is a gem for 
the pop house. It does not call for 
any vivid stretch of the imagination. 
It has a comedy vein all the way, 
with a touch of dramatic sentiment 
bordering on the pathetic at the close, 
that brings the act to a pretty close. 
"Doing Her Bit" has a slangy shop 
girl, devoted to her mother, under crit- 
icism and sarcastic fire of an irasci- 
ble, trouble-making uncle, who finding 
the girl coming home at midnight 
instead of getting there as soon as 
she can after the department store 
closes at six, tries to poison the mind of 
the doting mother. About the merri- 
est line of modern slang that has hit 
the stage in many a day is introduced, 
with the girl using each phrase ef- 
fectively. In the word-clash with the 
uncle the girl emerges triumphant. 
Miss Arlyn as a shop girl does some 
bully acting. A corkmg pood type is 
the uncle, played faultlessly. The 
mother is the least important role, 
yet well handled. "Doing Her Bit" 
is good enough to play any kind of 
time. It has an honest, natural ringc 

Mark. 



Cantwell and Walker. 

**The Reporter and the Soubrette." 

Songs and Talk. 

16 Mins.; One (Special Drop). 

A drop showmg the exterior of the 
New York "Daily Blast" is shown. 
Cantwell, in rather nondescript attire 
and not at all becoming to the dark- 
haired entertainer and which was worn 
throughout, comes out of the newspa- 
per office and comments on the re- 
view of the show troupe which he 
wrote a la baseball style. As he makes 
some fly remarks about the review, the 
soubret of the show, who had been 
panned by him, enters, and engages 
m conversation with Buck, the sports 
writer. Says she is there to show up 
that reviewer and has brought along 
her stage wardrobe in a taxi. She 
makes one change. Her clothes look 
new and are of modern design. There 
is an exchange of patter, intended for 
comedy through the droll and unctuous 
remarks by Johnny Cantwell. He also 
sings "A Wild, Wild Night." which 
ham a comedy lyrical twanj?. Also does 
a double number with Rita Walker, 
with a few dancing steps. Palpably 
evident that Cantwell didn't extend 
himself, especially in the dancing line. 
At the 23rd St. the patter for the most 
part seemed "fast and high" for the 
audience. The act needs considerable 
work. Mark. 



Leslie Clare and Co. (4). 

"The Girl Behind the Cigar Stand." 

18 Mins.; Full Stage (Special Set.) 

Leslie Clare lands all of the points 
previously worked out by Dorothy Re- 
gel in this same sketch. The company 
supporting her seems adequate, with 
the possible exception of the husband. 
He does not appear to be the "type" 
exactly and fails to put over his lines 
to properly land. Miss Clare, a decid- 
edly pretty blonde, looks the part and 
handles the slanp with ease, getting 
laughs in the right spots and holding 
the attention when serious. The bell 
boy and the westerner are well handled 
as is also the bit of the little girl. 

Fred. 



Oaks and DeLure. 
Dancing and Singing. 
9 Mins.; Three. 
American Roof. 

Man and woman in whirlwind danc- 
ing and singing, with a neck-swinja: for 
a closer that sent them across nicelv. 
The woman's solo Monday night could 
not be understjood. Often she appeared 
to be losing her voice entirely. It mav 
h.ivc heen nervousness. While the final 
whirling seems too lonp and tiresome, 
the audience applauded durinp: it and at 
the finish awarded some heartv returns 
for an opening act. This t)Osition thev 
can easily fill on any small-time bill. 



Frank Moore and Joe Whitehead. 
Comedy and Songs. 
22 Mins.; One. 

A new partnership has Frank Moore, 
late of Florence and Frank Moore, and 
Joe Whitehead, hitherto a "single act" 
in vaudeville. The combination looks 
very likely. Moore plays the straight, 
sings and whistles, while Whitehead 
is dancing. The latter does **nut" 
comedy, also his "invitation dance," 
claimed by him as his very own, and 
he makes of it a comedy bit all through. 
Whitehead throws his hat all over the 
stage and into the orchestra, does a 
nice laughing bit with "The Call of 
the Yukon" verse, shows a comic still 
slide of his home town, and works hard 
continuously, always for some effect. 
He has a very funny bit, for profes- 
sionals, in the manner he takes bows 
(for rapid count). Then there is a bull 
frog bit by him. Mr. Moore sings 
"Maryland," opening with the same 
song he did in the double act before. 
Whitehead breaking in on it, and they 
also use vocally "Made in the U. S. A." 
A woman appears for a moment, for fun 
purposes. It looks as though this two- 
man turn will get very much in the big 
class of comedy acts, according to the 
favor the 5th Avenue audience ex- 
tended to it the last half of last week. 
In the No. 4 position they held up the 
show. If Mr, Whitehead has been do- 
ing the same business a«s a single, then 
it would seem he did the very thing 
necessary, securing a straight man, to 
bring the comedy out strongly, for as 
a nut, he's one of the best, with the 
additional value of being a good danc- 
er to help that along. Sime. 



Saxton and FarrelL 

Variety Act. 

20 Mins.; One, Three and One (Special 

Drops). 
23d Street. 

Josephine Saxton and Jack Farrell 
compose this team, taking the full 
names from a special drop employed, 
showing the exterior of a vaudeville 
theatre, with themselves billed as the 
headliners. That may be some satis- 
faction to them. If they ever secure 
the same billing in a regular theatre, it 
will not be with the present act. The 
turn opens with the man in the audi- 
ence, interrupting the woman in the 
centre of her first song. She, resent- 
ful, quits, and the next section is a 
dressing room, with "props" sweeping 
out. They exchange comment and 
when Miss Saxton exits, he recites 
"The Battle of Life." At one time 
they threatened to do a travesty on 
"The Girl of the Golden West," but it 
didn't happen, and again Miss Saxton 
seemed bent on a recitation herself, but 
she didn't. When one thinks what 
could have happened and didn't, there 
should be no complaint. Back in "one" 
tliey sing and conclude. The act car- 
ries two special drops, but that does 
not lift it above small time. They 
seem to have gone to some trouble and 
expense to work over very much worn 
ideas, "audience business" and "dress- 



ing room. 



f^ime. 



The Clovers. 

Musical, Singing and Talking. 

13 Mins.; One and Two. 

City. 

The Clovers (man and woman) are a 
musical turn endeavoring to get away 
from the straight idea by inserting a 
little opening talk and a solo by the 
woman. In so far as the rearrange- 
ment is concerned they have gained 
their purpose, hut could further in- 
crease the value by payinc: some atten- 
tion to the talk. These "pags" that are 
beinp used have long passed by the 
wayside (perhaps the place where they 
found them) and they might just as 
well pel a couple of new ones to at 
least start them off properly. The solo 
by the woman was passable, while her 
appearance could be l)ettered with a 
ci\Tnj;e in siiocs. The man docs a cor- 
net solo, and both po into 'two" for a 
medley on the xylophone, where the 
real strenpth of the act lies. It is a 
nice turn for a pop program. 



NEW SHOWS NEXT WEEK 

"Lombardi. Ltd.." Morosco (Sept. 17.) 
"Hamilton," (George Arliss) Knick- 
erbocker (Sept. 17.). 
"Branded," Park, (Sept. 17.) 
"A Scrap of Paper,'^ (Robert Hil- 
liard), Criterion (Sept. 17). 

"The Bride Shop.** 

29 Mins.; Full Stage (Special Set). 

George Choos, who has taken over 
the former Rolfe & Maddock musical 
comedy which served Andrew Toombs 
and Lola Wentworth for * number of 
seasons, has given the piece an entire- 
ly new scenic and costume investiture. 
Incidentally he has taken a few liber- 
ties with the book, cutting out the role 
of the fiery Spanish girl entirely. At 
present there are four principals and 
a chorus of eight. The comedian re- 
placing Toombs, while nol possessing 
the finesse of his predecessor, extracts 
a number of laughs and should improve 
with time. The girl and mother are 
capably played, but the Count is weak. 
The girl in the chorus who handles a 
number of lines fails to get them over, 
and there are several of the ensemble 
who are a little matronly in appear- 
ance. Scenically the production is bet- 
ter than the original if any compari- 
son is to be made. The production, 
conceived at the Dodd-Ackerman stu- 
dios, consists of a series of lavender 
and purple shaded drapes in pastel 
tints. The costuming is in keeping 
with it. The present company, how- 
ever, does not get any of the num- 
bers in the act over with the same verve 
that characterized the initial princi« 
pals and ensemble. rred. 



Jennie Middleton. 

Violin. 

12 Mins.; One. 

Fifth Avenue. 

Jennie Middleton is a young and 
comely brunette, who plays the violin 
only, and with class numbers. Miss 
Middleton can't make big-time vaude- 
ville with her present turn; it's too thin. 
She must now depend upon youth, for 
her playing of the instrument, barring 
her age, is ordinary. If Miss Middle- 
ton joined a musical ensemble she 
would be of more value, but remaining 
in vaudeville the girl might as well 
decide to accept small-time bookings. 

8im$. 



Selig and Norman. 

Songs. 

18 Mins.; One. 

American Roof. 

Two men in a straight singing turn, 
with one trying for comedy, far from 
funny. He should stick to the straight 
singing, for that seems to Be What the 
couple are best suited for. The open- 
ing number might be placed further 
down. The remainder of the songs 
seem well enough suited. They rely 
upon grotesque costumes toward the 
closing for surefire returns. This will 
keep them in the smaller houses, where 
such comedy is enjoyed. They could 
cut down in spots to shorten their 
running time. 



"Old Bill Rogers." 

Comedy Sketch. 

12 Mins.; Three (Interior). 

Good, wholesome comedy and a hit 
tlie last half. Bristles over with snappy, 
humorous dialogue. Sections of the cast 
not the strongest imaginable, but suf- 
ficient to keep it going at top speed in 
the pop houses. The man handling the 
role of the crusty, crabbed woman- 
hater. Rill Ropers, not only looked the 
part, but handled his lines effectively. 
The other man also pot his lines over 
in bully shape. Other roles are played by 
two women. The men eclipse the fem- 
inine continpent. It's an ingeniously 
told comedy that depends on dialogMC. 
Nice little twist and a farcical ending 
that leaves one in an amiable frame of 
mind. Mark. 



NEW ACTS THIS WEEK 



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Bert and Hany Qordon. 
Songi, Talk and Dances. 
13 Mins.; One. 
23d Street. 

When Ber*. and Harry Gordon ap- 
peared in Joe Wood's "Junior Revue,** 
a vaudeville production, they did an 
imitation of Eugene and Willie How- 
aid. They left the Wood act and be- 
came a two-act themselves, playing in 
the west The straight of the present 
turn still calls his brother, "Willie." 
probably from the habit acquired while 
doing the impersonation. But they don't 
have to impersonate the Howard boys 
any more, although Bert and Harry 
Gordon now recall the two Howards as 
they were about eight years ago, when 
first breaking into the vaudeville ranks. 
And this Gordon comedian of a Yiddish 
type and character has some of the 
Willie Howard characteristics. Young 
Gordon can cause laughs by saying lit- 
tle. All his sentences are short and 
crisp. He can "mug," can amuse by 
his face and does not fear to talk about 
and against himself, referring especial- 
ly in song and dialog to the size of his 
cars. He has a good singing voice and 
can dance, but, most important, he ap- 
pears able to make people laugh with- 
out apparently trying. His brother can 
sing and dance likewise. He is ^ a 
"straight man" of appearance with 
some indication of class. Thev do one 
song straight and parodied. The come- 
dian's simp face is good for a laufi^h on 
sight, and when he manipulates it for 
"mugging" or pantomime, giggles al- 
ways follow. They cleaned up easily 
Tuesday night at the 23d Street. It 
seems a most promising two-man com- 
edy turn and there's not a doubt but 
that the Gordon boy is a coming come- 
dian of the Hebrew characterization, 
whether he, eventually lands rieht in 
vaudeville or a production. He can 
make good in either, and will improve as 
his age advances. 8ime. 

Nelson and Kennedy. 
Acrobatic. 
6 Mins.; One. 
City. 

Nelson and Kennedy have a novel 
opening, but at present it is being 
worked a bit too fast. The one dressed 
as a stage hand should not take the bow 
after making the fall under the carpet, 
for that is the place where he could get 
them on his return. As expected and 
generally seen among the present acro- 
batic turns, the boys go in for comedy 
and also indulge in talk. Both could 
be censored for better results. This is 
especially true of the comedy, over- 
done throughout, most prominent being 
the sticking of the foot in the other's 
eye. They are fast and good tumblers, 
and would no dou|)t gain more with a 
straight routine instead of branching 
off into something they have but a slight 
idea of. It was the speedy ground 
work that got them the returns, while 
the few real laughs might be retained 
if they wish to vary the act slightly. 
For an opener in the smaller houses 
"hey are perfect. 



'Boys of the 12th'' (9). 

Songs and Dances. 

18 Mins.; Full Stage (Camp). 

"The Boys of the 12th" are soldiers 
from the 12th Regiment, nine of them, 
with a camp setting but little else. It 
does not seem to be a recruiting act, 
just a turn, composed of amateurs, al- 
though the young man who recited 
"Mad Carew" sounded more like an 
English actor, a professional at least. 
The youngest member of the detach- 
ment was the busiest. He sang, 
danced and played a mouth organ. If 
he has not appeared upon the stage, 
he could. But that's all there is about 
the turn, commanded by a sergeant. 
A recruiting spiel might be inserted, 
to helo it along, although the act. if 
it remains in vaudeville for any length 
of time, will not find space beyond the 
small time, Sime, 



Maude Leone and Co. (2). 

Comedy Drama. 

20 Mins.; Full SUge. 

City. 

Maude Leone is a former stock fa- 
vorite who now has a light comedy 
dramatic sketch, assisted by a man and 
woman. It has a story often done, but 
hardly played as well. Up to the time 

of Miss Leone's entrance the skit looks 
decidedly weak, but her first line ap- 
pears to pick it out of the rut. Pre- 
vious to that there is nothing to even 
hold attention, and while something 
may possibly be contained in the open- 
ing, the man appears to be unable to do 
anything with it, likewise a number of 
other situations. The sketch relies 
upon Miss Leone, who seems well 
enough fitted to carry it through to a 
laughing success, while her little dra- 
matic bit is also well handled. The 
other woman does good work at times 
when not overacting. The sketch will 
prove as successful in other small time 
houses, where it appears to be best 
fitted for. 



''Futurist Eact Lynn." 

Satirical Comedy. 

16 Mins.; Special Drop; Exterior 

(Two). 

Idea done for years. What might 
happen to "East Lynn" in 1950, with 
the leading man doing a "cissified" 
characterized type of housekeeper and 
the infatuated woman, dressed in at- 
tire of a masculine mould, tn^ing to 
induce the man to run away with her, 
leaving his home and baby behind. 
After talk about the love she has for 
him, the woman (Miss Wardell) says 
she has the proof of his wife's perfidy 
and that she has it with her in the form 
of pictures showing the wife making 
merry with another man. Ihis film pe- 
riod IS used, with the finaN having the 
man eloping with the woman. Pretty 
talky. Wishwashy. The man (Mr. 
Darrah), in striving to make his role 
stand out, was noticeably "nancified" 
in the portrayal. Unnecessary. The 
picture section was evidently built for 
a comedy purpose, but it misses. The 
idea of the sketch, with the film part 
not bad at all, but most likely to find 
favor in the smaller houses. Mark. 



Stine, Van and Lewis 

Comedy. 

13 Mins.; One 

One of Charles and Fanny Van for- 
mer acts, with Fanny Van (widow of 
Charles Van) as one of the principals. 
It is the sta^e carpenter turn, with 
Charles J. Stine now the carpenter. 
Mr. Lewis, a very tall and heavy fel- 
low, is the woman's partner, who quits 
her on the stage, when she engages the 
stage carpenter to continue with her. 
The turn opens with the Yale "Bola" 
song, goes into the "strike" matter, 
with Stine singing, "I don't want to 
take another fellow's job." A com- 
edy bit toward the finish is when the 
musicians in the orchestra are told 
to put on their hats and walk out. 
They stand up with all styles of old- 
fashioned hats on. It's a comedy turn 
quite well known to the vaudeville 
managers, as played by the originals, 
and it shoulu be a matter of personal 
observation for booking purposes. 

8ime. 



Goettler and Cos. 

Songs. 

12 Mins.; One. 

Two boys, who sing songs written 
by them. One is new, "Wild Over Me." 
Prominent in their compositions is 
"Arrerica, I Love You." The reper- 
toire is introduced by running verse, 
rather self-laudatory ^t times. Mr. 
Cox does most of the singing. He is 
the lyric writer. Goettler is the com- 
poser and pianist. They will do very 
well in the pop houses or on the small 
big time. Bim9, 



McWatters and Tyson. 
Comedy, Songs and Talk. 
17 Mins.; Full Suge (Parlor). 
Fifth Avenue. 

Arthur McWatters and Grace Tyson 
step forward with another new act,, 
somewhat along their style, but with all 
new material, and without their former 
trademark — travesty. Burlesque is 
worked in, though, in the form of a 
popular song as sung by two melo- 
dramatic players in vaudeville'. This 
holds a comedy idea of value, for it's 
new and can 'be made very funny. Just 
now Mr. Tyson does the song too well 
to give it the proper touch of bur- 
lesque. Miss Tyson spems rather to 
have the idea, she being heavily dra- 
matic in voice and expression while 
sinking. The couple open with a "nut- 
squirrel" song that allows Miss Tyson 
to do nutty ousiness. They followed 
Moore and Whitehead on the same bill, 
with plenty of "nut" in that turn, which 
made it quite hard for Miss Tyson, 
where otherwise it may have been very 
easy, for nut stuff has been practised 
by her off and on for many seasons. 
Mr. McWatters has a ''Mother" semi- 
recitative verse, and then Miss Tyson 
announces imitations of Anna Held and 
Thcda Bara singing a song, but did 
only the French, closing rer single 
division with "Yon Yonson" that would 
be more suitable to them as a double. 
Their present act is modern and well 
timed. It runs with speed, helped 
along by the class and appearance of 
both. It may and shoulo serve them 
better than some of their former turns 
that had heavy thoughts lightly con- 
veyed over the footlights. An impor- 
tant item in connection with Mc- 
Watters and Tyson is that they are a 
very agreeable couple upon the stage. 
This counts for a great deal with any 
audience. 8ime. 



Denoir and Barlow 

Songs. 

14 Mins.; One. 

Two women. The smaller plays 
the piano accompaniment and also has 
a number which sounded like some of 
the familiar English songs as to its 
lyrical verbiage. The larger woman 
has a splendid voice and also enunci- 
ates well. Probably her best number 
was "When the Cherry Blossoms 
Fall." They should have no trouble in 
getting desirable pop time. Mark, 



Leonora Kerwin and Daniel Wolf. 

Songs. 

12 Mins.; One. 

Daniel Wolf is pianist for Leonora 
Kerwin, and as such, with Miss Ker- 
win doing all the singing, should not 
equally share in the Billing the Fifth 
Avenue gave them in the card an- 
nouncements, unless there is a better 
reason for it than appears upon the 
stage. Miss Kerwin is a very pretty 
girl. She came from the legitimate; 
Her comeliness will carry her over, when 
she acquires a more smiling manner 
of delivering songs in vaudeville. To 
secure that manner, it will require the 
lighter shade of numbers. Last week 
she was singing severe songs, voice 
songs really, and while she has a voice, 
vaudeville will not rave over that so 
much as they might over her. This 
was partly proved in Miss Kerwin's 
last number, a medley, during which she 
smiled for the first time. It's not a 
bad scheme when singing songs to 
smile nearly all the time, unless they 
are sob ballads or "classical." The 
medley held a bit of lyrical informa- 
tion that the pianist was not her hus- 
band and Miss Kerwin's mother trav- 
elled with her. It was superfluous 
and in bad taste, for a pretty little 
blonde girl with her hair hanging 
down her back. Miss Kerwin has a 
personality if she will employ it, and 
if she does, with a repertoire of num- 
bers in harmony with it, she will get 
ever as a single, even with the piano- 
lamp act in "one" she has erected. 

SitM. 



Rudinoff. 

Smoke Pictures and Imiutions. 
19 Mins.; Full Stage and One. 
Fifth Avenue. 

Rudinoff looks like a Frenchman, 
with a moustache and goatee. He 
speaks with a French accent, seemingly' 
forgotten at times in the pronuncia- 
tion of some English words not so 
simple for a foreigner, and states he is 
a Frenchman. His act is smoke pic- 
tures with dialog. The flow of talk is 
incessant, some of it entertaining but 
containing ii.aa> pans, most of them as 
funny as puns are at any time or place. 
Rudinoff secures the smoke surface 
through holding a metallic plate, large, 
over an alcohol 'burner, then placing it 
on an easel. With fingers and brush 
he rapidly completed his sketches. 
They were the Statue of Liberty, a 
sic<iiiiship and a man rowing a boat 
He makes these effective. By remov- 
ing lines and parts Rudinoff changes 
the sketches into other views. The 
sketch sectiion consumes 11 minutes 
and proves pleasant, but Rudinoff did 
two acts Monday night. For an encore 
he whistled "like a bird," doing "The 
Spring Song"; then with his whistle 
imitated a chicken. Not even content 
then, he stuffed a handkerchief into his 
mouth "just to show the audience," and 
this handkerchief plugging appeared to 
bring out, through Rudmolrs breathing, 
that he had an instrument concealed in 
his mouth, something, no doubt, all 
other handkerchief stuffers, headed by 
Marshall Montgomery, have used. Still 
untiring Rudinoff then did a double 
nightingale love-making match with his 
whistle. By this time the gallery had 
grown weary of his whistle and started 
after him, but the downstairs stood fo» 
it nicely, giving quite some applause at 
the finish. If Rudinoff must whistle, he 
had better insert it in portions between 
the sketches, winding up with his draw- 
ing and omitting in any event the 
nightingale business, also the chicken 
imitation. It doesn't become any one 
who can outline smoke pictures as well 
as he does to do a variety act. Rudin- 
off should stick to one thinif or another. 
As a smoke sketcher he can be used in 
the rnriy part of a bill, minus puns and 

?>lus some talk he could afford to pay 
or. nime* 



Dick WUliams. 

Music, Song and Stories. 

11 Mine.; One. 

23d Street '^ 

Dick Williams and his guitar! That's 
the act, in "one." A tall clean looking 
fellow of middle age, with a guitar he 
plays while seated on a chair near the 
footlights, like a banjo. The turn is 
reminiscent of the old days of variety, 
when a banjo player could get away 
with that. Of late years the plan has 
been passed up as impossible, through 
vaudeville's advancement. But Dick 
Williams gets away with it. He did at 
the 23d Stret and it's quite likely he 
could do the same thing in a bigger 
house. Mr. Williams only told two 
stories. Each was a good one. He 
told them while stalling around fixing 
a fixed broken string. Williams is 
singing when playing his guitar. At 
the first flash one wonders what he is 
doing in vaudeville. Then they find 
out. ^r has an appealing presence and 
the turn improves as it proceeds. His 
"Uncle Joe on the Old Banjo" scored 
solidly, then Mr. Williams announced * 
he would sing an Hawaiian son^r as an 
American would do it, singing "Hickey 
Dula" in the ordinary way, but getting 
it away over. Perhaps it is the guitar 
(that sounds like a banjo); maybe it's, 
Mr. Williams; maybe it's what he does^ 
(which is the least likely of the three), ^ 
but he does it. And if they can put a 
mouth organ into vaudeville and make 
it stand up, there's no reason to keep 
Dick Williams' lonely guitar out. Mr. 
Williams should dig around New York 
for two or three weeks, get a few tips 
from well intentioned friends, reframc 
the turn for a hit more gincer and jazz, 
then come back to the big time and 
make the circuit. Sime, 



24 



SHOW REVIEWS 



PAUCL 

The flrst real touch of autumn weather 
brought a capacity attendauce to the Palace 
Mondaj night where a genuinely good pro- 

Sram was on display, the topllne position 
old by Private lirrnard (jranvllle and bis 
Aggregation of entertaining associates from 
the 7lHt regiment. Granville and company 
rJoced tbe Hhow, ♦.be enti^rlalnlug Be<;tio'ii 
being preceded by a talk on the possibilities 
of the reglrnvnt by Lieut. liorrell. who com- 
manded the squad. Earl Carroll, also a pri- 
vate In the same regiment, was featured, as 
was Arthur Fields (formerly or Weetoi 
Fields and Cairoll). Carroll responded with 
a medley o' his own comimsitlons, concluding 
with his latest, "When I'm ThrouKh with 
the Arms of the Armv I'll Come Back to the 
Arms of You." The number, timely as It 
was and excellently constructed, brought r 
volley of appreciative applause that speaks 
well for its commercial qualities. Granville 
offered a service recitation, a short monolor 
and finished with another patriotic number 
while Fields rendered still another of the 
market's latest war ditties. The accom- 
panying short drill Inspired the gathering to 
an enthusiastic pitch and without a notice- 
able walkout the company gathered In the 
applause honors of the evening. 

The bill was otherwise entertaining, open- 
ing with the CarclnettI Brothers, who feature 
hat Juggling and a routine of good comedy in 
which a bujl dog takes a prominent part. It's 
a lively turn, well fitted to open a program 
of this calibre and lacking nothing In that 
spot. 

Frank Crummit held the second position, 
and with bis Irresistible personality soon had 
things his own way. Crummit. while regis- 
tering a hit he can well be proud of. would 
do aomethlng for the general welfare of his 
specialty were he to eliminate the medlcv of 
old numbers for something more up to date. 
He gets considerable comedy from the selec- 
tions, but with his voice and other favorable 
qualities a modern string of choruses would 
M far more acceptable. And Crummit could 
Improve his facial make-up. At least Mon- 
day night he looked a trifle off in that rispect. 
Notwithstanding he scored solidly and de- 
served every atom of applause received. 

Bonlta and Lew Hearn. supported by the 
well known and equally well admired Ban 
Schaeffer, were also listed cnong the comedy 
blta, the dialog In "one" registering on every 
point. The invisible husband "bit" has been 
thoroughly copied, a majority of the burlesque 
shows utilizing the "buniness" in one way or 
another and for big time vaudeville Bonlta 
and Hearn might look around for something 
equally useful. Hearn's comedy number 
pulled many laughs and the double version 
of "My Sweetie" sent them off well within 
the margin. 

The Avon Comedy Four, in their seconJ 
week, repeated last week's honors, "All Bound 
Round with the Mason-Dixon Line" getting 
the best returns of the vocal rvpertolru. It 
easily outshone another "Dixie" song on the 
bime bill. 

The Ford Sisters and Henry Marshall closed 
the opening section, giving the program that 
net-cKKary touch of light and shade to oiaie 
it f^r'nerally entertaining. The double danccH 
by the girls are particularly well arranged 
wltb each getting Individual returns. The 
closing number sent them off a handy hlr. 
establlKbing them well among the leaders ut 
•Imllar turns. Marshall pulled a tidy scoro 
with "Hart>or of Love, ' a high class ballad 
carrying promising possibilities. 

Lucille Cavanagh & Co., In their third 
week, opened after intermlHsion, witii mo 
Three Dooleyn (Ray, Gordon and William) 
in the next to cloHinK spot. They added to 
the comedy, and roKardlesH of the heavy string 
of fun vehicles prc(-«*(ling found little troubii; 
in marking up a tidy score. The (Jranvllle 
aggregation closed. Wynn. 



RIVERSIDE. 



The drop In the temperature hei|>cd busi- 
ness at the KivL-rside Monday night. It wu<4 
the flrst day for the new house iiiunagcr, N. 
W. Derr, formerly of Philadelphia, and to 
offset the chilly winds off the Pulisades he 
turned on a red glow from tlie footlights that 
made the in'-oraing folk think ttu* hou»e wa.M 
specially heated for the tlrHt fall in the mer- 
cury. Not that the tlieutre was a bit cold, 
but the effect was pi«-asing. 

The show proved entertaining, notwithstand- 
ing It wan tui'heuvy with Hongs. The com- 
edy was rather light in proportion to the other 
sections, but the bili had somi* favorites up 
that way more than held up their individual 
positions. 

It was Belle Baker's second week and her 
popularity was again attested. When her new 
Hongs had heen rendered the boys were quick 
witn the names of the old HtandbyH they 
wanted her to sing. Miss Haker touches the 
sentimental side of the war by reviving 
"Break the News to .Mother," which she put 
over feelingly. 

McLallen and Carson opened the show and 
gave it a start with their roller skating rou 
tine. Mcl^ll<-ti broke a skate while i>n tin- 
pedcHtal, but went tlimugh tin- remainder «if 
the turn without putting on u new skate. 
Britt Wood was se-eond. Ills act was Hpleii 
dldly received, und the young man's niusic and 
dancing ap!)l.'iuded. Ilrit had on a tiew brown 
derby and a touch of makeup that wi-re mi.sH- 
Ing at the I'.rooklyn house laHt week. 

Raoul Periera ami his inuslclanH flll<>d In iin 
acceptable period, with nnnil)erH ranging frotn 
a topical medley to the clasKies. Applauded. 
The Four Mort(»nH, with Sam and Kitty the 
whole works (the yount'er .Martha ;iiMi .1>c 

only SPfM'.irilit.' fur llu' < Id^irj:.' t,;;i^.!.i f I \v.r< 
appPfCiuled, Llii^ lain li«'lM<-ii) tin- <ii<l< r' liall' 
of tne turn being the piece ile rrniHtance. 
Martha and Joe danced better than fliey sung. 



but they are young yet and have good stage 
Instructors. 

Ellzat>eth Brice and Charles King were on 
Juki before Intermission, with the act not 
going as well as It has on other appearances. 
Mnie. Chilson Ohrman did unusually well and 
cnuld have come back for another number or 
two. This soloist not only has a splendid 
iroice, but has nn engaging way of putting her 
songs ever which vaudGvill^i tiudieiiC4:a seem- 
ingly nfipreclate. A nice looking woman, with 
personality and a dress that showed good 
taste. A surefire hit at the Riverside. 

After Raymond and Caverly (New Acts) 
had amused the folks, Miss Baker registered 
an easy score. The closing act. Jack Wyatt 
and Scotch Lads and Lassies, held everybody 
In, the music appealing to everyone. With 
war times upon us, this turn appears more 
appropriate. Mark. 



ALHAMBRA. 

Not a single turn of this week's Alhambra 
bill failed Monday night to do exactly what 
the booking once flrured for It — and this takes 
In the Patho Weekly, which opened the show. 

First came Evelyn and Dolly, two neat lit- 
tle girls, who sing, dance, rido bicycles and 
skate, registering a healthy hit for an open- 
ing act. Nella Allen, a majestic looking 
woman, with a soprano voice of large range, 
emitted some excellent vocal pyrotechnics and 
was more than liked. She is possessed of a 
peculiar trick of expression. When soaring 
to a high note she stands solidly on either 
the right or left foot and on the toes of the 
other, constantly alternating from one pedal 
extremity to the other. Jack LaVler, trnp- 
ezlst with a monolog. was also strongly ap- 
plauded. 

Crawford and Proderick were very well 
llkod. Their smart crossflre went over In 
good shape. Bert Leslie and Co.. In "Hogan 
In Mexico." written by Archie Colby, with an 
unmistakable Interpolation of oodles of the 
inimitable Leslie slang, closed the flrst part 
in such manner as to leave the audience 
in excellent humor. Leslie has three good 
feeders in the other characters, none of whom 
has much else to do but do straight for the 
comedian. Bankoff and Girlie In dances elic- 
ited much applausf throughout their act. 

Ellnore nnd Williams opened in "one" with 
crossfire, Sam Williams being th*» "goat" for 
Miss Elinore's non'sensicalltles. Then he exits 
while she does a brief monolog. the drop In 
"one • Is raised, reavealing Williams in "two" 
at the piano for a couple of songs well put 
over. Then Miss Ellnore does an Irish snn«. 
accompanied by Williams on the piano, and 
they return to "one" for more crosstalk and 
a duet. 

Van and Schenck received applause the mo- 
ment their card was flashed. Their biggest 
hits were a "Yiddish" comic patriotic ditty 
sung by Van : "Joan of Arc," by Schenck. 
seated at the piano leaning on his left elbow 
nnd carrying the melody with his right hand 
nnd. for nn encore, a corking comedy duet, "I 
Don't Want to Get Well." describing the men- 
tal attitude of a wounded American sniuler 
in a hosi>ltnl In France with a nurse holding 
his hand and his disinclination to ever get 
well. They took three very healthy encores, 
finishing with "Oh Johnny." Kanazawa Japs, 
comedy equilibrists, closed. Jolu. 



AMERICAN ROOF. 

The hIiow the flrst half was well enough 
framed, carrying sufflcient comedy and sing- 
ing to satisfy the fairly good-si/ed attendance 
present. The flrst part seemed long, with 
foiir two-acts In a row. Oaks and DeLure 
(.\ew .\ctBt opened, followed by Sellg and 
Norninn (New Acts). Fennell and Tyson 
tin n k«pt them guessing for a short time 
with the male make-up by the woman who. 
in evening dresH s-iilt. made a pleasing ap- 
pearance. She threw considerable "pep" 
around the boards during her work, and 
through It made her ))artner suffer in com- 
itarlnn. A slight drag toward closing was 
h irmful, nnd to pome extent, lowered what 
r.turns were rli-'htfully due them. 

Rl Jenks and Victoria Allen, who did fairly 
w.ll, pr< cefN'd Arthur Kdwnrds nnd Co. In 
•Veglet t" : the Idea nicely set forth and well 
' nough played, with the cast carrying the 
I'lccT across to Huccess In the closing of the 
first half position. 

George .M. Uosener, In the second part, 
I»roved the class f»f the evening with his char- 
acter studies, < n.lf»yed immensj'Iy by the en- 
tlr»' jutliierlng. Uosener was given the out- 
side electric sign for hlH own billing and 
more than uidield his position, notwlthstand- 
Ifiu he was forc«d to follow considerable talk 
and comedy. Hosener made a si)eech nt the 
conclusion of his soldier offering, snd wisely 
d«'i»arted without attempting to offer another 
ch;«racter. Lloyd and White house were on 
just before him and kept up continuous 
laughs with their different method of work- 
ing. Much pleasure was derived from the 
tr.'iv.'sty work. The nudlence was quite loath 
to ex|»reHs approv;il during the turn with ap- 
[)lause. 

Tlie Three (Jowrll Hrf»s. closerl the evening 
with acroh.'it Ics and a hit of unnecossary eom- 
< ly In re and there. They kept most seated. 
I'c-'gy lipKtks opened the second half. 

FIFTH AVENUE. 

The c.uf^ide of the .''»th Avenuc this week 

Ih MMn-'uncinr "Annlv»>r.s;iry," with "'2'2 

:'n(M. ■ to he divi«l(<l among the two hills, with 

II tur'iH I'lich ii:ilf. Monday nlKlit there were 
1M a<ts. IrirluHive fif Mabel Burke and he.* 

i|liiMir;if((l Mdiii' Two f)r fhreo fllpis niny 
twi-<- (■• I ii I ini.ii ii; (he <t(ii«.r mm bill<"i 

MKu iM.ri,,.-v rv!::.;tv-d ..^o;;^ t]\i r.r.^J hair 

l«<<;iine somewhat of h feature on the pro- 

K'tam, particularly t" those familiar with 



vaudeville. It was of "Huckleberry Finn." 
with the moving picture scenes of the story 
and those preceding it, directed by Harry 
Cobn, who specializes In illustrating by mo- 
tion views the lyrics of popular songs. In 
the "Finn" film the Avon Comedy Four posed 
In the preface, where they meet Ted Snyder 
at C6ney Island, led tells them (as Ted 
often does) a song sung by the quartet should 
be replaced, so he calls up the Waterson- 
Snyder office, and there, In a piano room, 
may be seen the three writers of the number. 
Joe Young, Cliff Hess and Sam Lewis. There 
can be no mistake, they are the originals, for 
Sam Lewis is leaning against the piano with 
his hand on his head, the same way he docs 
when explaining how he lost a bet. They 
write "Huckleberry Finn" for the Avons, who 
aro taught it "that night" by Terence, and 
then Miss Burke sings it while Huck, as 
played by (}eorge Jessel, romps over the 
countryside with Louise Dale. Mr. Cohn has 
done about his best in this picture, and "fea- 
tured" It besides. The pictures of the kids 
proved very attractive to the 5th Avenue audi- 
ence. (Terence Snyder did not wear his 
glasses before the camera, but otherwise 
looked natural, and after he got used to being 
"shot," smiled — then laughed. Somebody 
started to applaud when his name was flashed 
on the screen, then somebody else helped 
along and Ted almost got a round. If he 
bad been there "In person" he might have 
been shot again). 

Another feature of the bill was the hold- 
over engagement for the flrst half, from the 
last half last week, of Moore and Whitehead, 
the two-man comedy turn. They did almost 
as well as when seen there last week, and 
were applauded upon their entrance, an Indi- 
cation of popularity. Mr. Whitehead's en- 
trance is carrying a knitting bag. and knit- 
ting, saying "skip" every other step, when he 
skips. New business has been added, of 
Whitehead Jumping rope, with a stage hand 
used. Whitehead has quite a good deal of 
nut comedy not before seen on the big time. 

The show opened with Dufty and Daisy, In 
their trick bicycle riding, the girl as well as 
the man doing the fancy riding. A part of 
the act is Miss Daisy's dressing. She exits 
several times, but always returns in another 
costume, starting with a union suit of a 
white upper and red tights, to hlack tights ; 
then a variety of clothes. Some are strip 
changes, but they all look neat, and It's 
new for cycling turns. The act has some 
good riding with a little comedy, with the 
man also changing dress once and hats twice. 
The summer Is over for his straw, on the 
stage as well as off. It's a nice opening act. 

Second were Northlane and Ward, doing 
about the same act they did when starting 
In vaudeville together. The turn Just misses 
for Importance, even with the good looks of 
the girl, who looks the best In her Chink suit 
at the flnlsh. Their dancing, singing and 
piano playing should have developed Into 
something more Important by this time. 
There Is talk also, at the opening with the 
man doing an English fop. After Miss 
Burke's song, were Hale Norcross and Co. in 
"Love In the Suburbs," drawing laughs and 
going to a good flnlsh. The wife and police- 
man take care of their roles, but the hus- 
band Is a heavy souse who has a roaring 
souse sort of snore or throat gargle that Is 
disagreeable through being greatly overdone. 

Following Jennie Mlddleton (New Acts) 
were Moore and Whitehead, then Rudlnoff 
McWatters and Tyson, nnd Harry Cooper and 
Co. (New Acts~», the show ending with Tra- 
villa Bros, nnd Seal, it being a seven-minute 
closing turn. Simf!. 



23D STREET. 

The 23d Street theatre Tuesday evening dls- 
plHyt.»d a marked Increase In attendance over 
the same night of last week. If that Is a 
sign the bonne is pulling up Its business again, 
then Jeff Callan, Its manager, should cer- 
tainly be entitled to some credit for handling 
a theatre playing the mixed and unknown 
kind of vaudeville bills it Joes. 

The show the flrst half was a funny one, 
four two-acts out of eight turns, with the 
quartet of doubles equally divided Into mixed 
twos and males. A couple of them conflicted. 
Hello and Mayo (New Acts) having a Hebrew 
comedian and appearing ahead of Bert and 
Harry Gordon (New Acts), also with a He- 
brew comedian. Notwithstanding, the Gor- 
dons, next to closing, cleaned up the show's 
hit. seconded by Dick Williams, Just before 
them (New Acts). 

None of the turns received anything of mo- 
ment In the way of appreciation until Will- 
tarns appeared. That mennt five acts had 
passed In review without starting anything. 
Fred Corelll and Co. In a strong act opened. 
His closing trick, the only one seen, was 
whirling the woman around while she was 
seated in a chair held by his teeth. He flrst 
did a walt7 while the woman was In this 
position. It brought him a reward. Corelll 
whirled very fast, causing the lady above to 
cling on desperately. 

Mason and Vldocn (New Acts), second, got 
some laughs, with S.ixton nnd Fnrrell (New 
Acts>. third, aboiit on a par with them. After 
tlie Belle nnd Mavo turn the Three Stewart 
Sisters showed with their dancing turn, pre- 
senting nn nccei)table smnll time net of Its 
kind. 

Following the two hits were Rnskln's Rus- 
sians, a groun of nine, probably the snme act 
Playing about sf)tne tlrpo ngo as Sam Raskin's 
|.'>val Hand. Tt ojieim with imisic, plav<>rs and 
singers. In Russian cohtumes. usin? all string 
Instruments. The leader Is a dancer, also 
'^ "atorj.s ill .1 liilld w.iv while dircf ting, and 
tlx' turn Is a small time flash if the prico is 
right, dlflerlng much:y from the usual Rup- 
slan ensemble dancing turn. A feature closed. 

Simc. 



ROYAL 

I'here were two new aote aohediiled for the 
bill at the Royal this week, but when the pro- 
gram was presented Monday but one made Its 
appearance. It was the act of Lucy Valmont 
and Co. (New Acts), seoond after the opening. 
The Royal Is still cllnglns to the policy of 
■oven acts and a comedy movie to close. Mon- 
day night there wa,8 practlci^lly a capacUY 
house. Capacity houses have 'become the reg- 
ular thing at the RoyaL On the billing Win- 
ston's Water Lions and Diving Nymphs, who 
close the show, holdlns the audience to the 
last and winning a healthy share of applause, 
were top lined, but In the lights three addi- 
tional turns were featured. They were Ber- 
nard and Scarth, Diamond and Brennan and 
Fred and Adole Astalre, all fairly well 
bunched for honors. If one decided on the 
applause awarded. 

There is an Improvement In the Royal's or- 
chestra. Leader Nat Knmern has Injected 
some additional pep into the men in the pit. 
The Hearst-Pathe started the show, after a 
one-minute overture that began at 8.16, and 
former Alderman Francis f. Bent followed 
with his timely war lecture. The ex-city offi- 
cial has framed a good talk for the moment, 
although his still slides are more or less an- 
cient and oould easily be brought up to date 
with pictures to be secured from any news 
bureau, which could, at a slight expense, be 
turned into slides for the purpose of his act. 
The Lucy Valmont act followed. 

In the "Tale of an Overcoat" Barnard and 
Scarth brought the flrst laughs of the evening, 
despite they were the third act to appear in 
"one." The turn got well deserved applause 
at the flnlsh. 

The flrst real hit developed In the Astalres. 
with their corking singing and dancing rou- 
tine. In full stage. This youthful team have 
all desired for vaudeville and sufficient show- 
manship to develop their dancing so that It 
stands out as nearly a sensational feature, 
to make their vocal efforts secondary to the 
stepping, but yet evolving an act that Is an 
asset to vaudeville. They shared the hit of 
the evening with only one act, that of Dia- 
mond and Erennan. 

The seoond section was opened by Maryon 
Vadle and Ota Gygl. who, all things, espe- 
cially the Royal audience, considered, achieved 
a decided hit. Diamond and Brennan, next to 
closing, won laugh after laugh, and enough 
applause developed to almost necessitate a 
speech. The Winston act closed the show. 

Fred. 



CITY. 

An overflow crowd was evidently expected 
at the City Tuesday night, for the railings 
placed before show time gave that impression. 
It never arrived, although the house was well 
fllled. 

Nelson and Kennedy (New Acts) were dele- 
gated to the opening spot and did exceptionally 
well, followed by Grace Hanson, who for a 
while seemed unable to get started. Her flrst 
two numbers did not gain very much and It 
looked dark for her in the early spot, but her 
closing telephone number proved strong 
enough to pull her across. Maude Leone and 
Co. (New Acts) and a weekly pictorial closed 
the flrst half. 

The second section proved better, probably 
through more comedy turns being placed 
there. Tracey and McBrlde next-to-closlng 
upheld the position nicely, although Miss 
Tracey somewhat hindered the returns by 
getting a little too rough at times. Never- 
theless thev liked and enjoyed everything she 
did from the opening number when she wore 
a freakish outflt arranged on the style of the 
latest knitting bags. It got a laugh on the 
entrance and thereafter It seemed as though 
Miss Tracey could get away with anything, 
but such was not the case. They probably 
would have received more if she had not 
taken so many liberties with her comedy, 
surely overdone during the Irish number. 
"20 Odd Years." a quiet comedy skit in full 
stage, preceded them and held strict atten- 
tion. The piece remains the same, although 
thero may be a change In the cast. 

The Clovers (New Acts) opened the second 
rnrt, while the Oxford Trio closed the evening 
with their basketball bicycle playing. 



JEFFERSON. 

The shows at the Jefferson are running un- 
interruptedly notwithstanding the decorations 
being made to the ceiling and other parts of 
the house. Business was splendid Tuesday 
night but not what should have been In for 
the show, which gave Al satisfaction. 

The Pathe weekly started off. The Three 
Twins opened the vaudeville section. The act 
is incorrectly titled, but with the girls ren- 
dering a simple but effective musical program 
the audience was satlsfled. The close har- 
mony vocally by two of the girls proved pleas- 
ing. Not a bad little act for the pop houses. 

Amoros and Jeanette. the former of the 
former Wcrner-Amoros troupe, got more out 
of the man's comedy and Juggling than any- 
thing else. They work hard. Miss Jeannette 
did well with her "Hello. I've Been Looking 
for You," but that English impression of hers 
docs not seem to hit. Another number more 
effective could be Introduced. 

William Dorian, the same Dorian once with 
Henry Lewis and who possesses a corking 
voice, s.ing advantageously and entertainingly. 
He carries a young woman accompanist. Fol- 
lowing the Injection of the new Pathe (Astra) 
serial, "The Seven Pearls" at this stage. Ed. 
Lynch and Co. offered their little sketch of 
the husband taming the wife and curing her 
of Jeolousy. with the .Teffersonltes getting 
Lvrry hit of the Idea Intended. Only objec- 
tion of this skit for the pop houses Is Its 
length. There are a number of good legltl- 
ni:ito Intichp. 

Ellsalx'th Mnyne, doing a "single" again, 
showed up well In a nifty new dress, used 
her personality successfully and put over a 
successful turn. 



SHOW REVIEWS 



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aong routine to applause. She aoored verj 
big and could have, remained In view for an- 
other song or two. 

Josle Flynn and her female minstrels filled 
up the stage. Act Is in good shape, with Miss 
Flynn the hardest worker in the bunch. With 
the t urn are two attractive looking' girls 
who were introduced as Babe and Josephine 
Brown, and their dresses, with their trans- 
parent material, added a little sp*ce to the 
turn that was within stage propriety. Oirls 
have good figures and are an asset to the turn 
that will prove its worth In the pop houses. 

The audience liked Andy Rice and his 
nionoloR was laughingly received. The Wal- 
thour Trio, cycllRts, proved a pleasing closer. 
The feature film, "Sirens of the Sea," fol- 
lowed. Mark. 



BILLS LAST HALF. 

(Sept. 6-9.) 

AMERICAN ROOF. 

Thre4> hits out of a nine-act show the last 
half last week. One novelty was the closing 
act. The act was presented by The Patricks 
(New Acts), man and woman, presenting feats 
of strength, the woman acting as the under- 
stander. 

The only real hits of the show were Daniels 
and Conrad, clofling the first half, with piano 
and violin playing: Flo and Ollie Walters, 
sister act. opening the second half ; and (7eorge 
Armstrong, with parodies, next to closing. 
Armstrong had a handicap with another act 
In the first half also singing parodies, but 
withal scored the most substantial success of 
the evening. 

Hearn and Rutter, with a dancing routine, 
opened, followed by Sully and Arnold, who. 
with a repertoire of songs, managed to pull 
out fairly well. Alexander and Fields, with 
the former Clarke and McCullougb act, gave a 
very poor imitntton of the originals. Grace 
Hanson (New Actn) was next to closing the 
first part. 

In the second half the only turn not al- 
ready mentioned wns that presented by Isa- 



thlrd of the series of weekly Screen Jaxi. 
After the overture appeared The Littlejohns. 
This man and woman, who Juggle artlclec, 
clubs mostly, with everything covered with 
rhlnestone, making a most pleasing effect. The 
Littlejohns have a nice little act, their rou- 
tine making an impression. 

Hal and Frances were followed by Jean 
Arlyn and Co. (New Acts), both turns pleas- 
ing Imcaeely. Then appeared Sol Le^oy, an 
established favorite at the H. O. H., who bad 
"Send Me Away With a Smile," ill. with m. p.. 
that failed to work during a section of the 
song. 

The pictures included the Triangle feature, 
"Wee Lady Betty" with a fight as its main 
climax, and a funny Keystone (Sennett) 
comedy, "Dangers of a Bride," in which Rob- 
ert B. Milllken, a former vaudevllllan, does 
Home excellent work and shows to advantage 
ns a screen comedian. 

After Denier and Barlow (New Acts) had 
rendered their song routine, Walter Schrode 
and the Beaumont Sisters appeared in Billy 
n. Van's former vehicle, "Props." The act 
cleaned up in every sense of the phrase. The 
turn sticks closely to the former Van routine 
with the sisters, with Schrode working in a 
few of His characteristic didoes to laughing 
results. Schrode steps Into Van's shoes most 
acceptably. 

Jack Marley found an attentive and ap- 
preciative audience, while everybody stuck to 
see the .Johnny Clark and Co. in the closing 
spot. "Wee Lady Betty" (film) followed. 

Mark. 



5TH AVENUE. 



The fifth 
quite some 
by Frank 
Acts) who 
over for th 
dinary for 
dnm holds 
Moore and 



Avenue program the last half held 
entertainment, with a crashing hit 
Moore and Joe Whitehead (New 
were talked of as a possible hold- 
Is week. It would be quite extraor- 
the nth Avenue to do so. It sel- 
over an act for the full week. But 
Whitehead seemed to Just suit the 



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MARCUS LOEW CIRCUIT 

(Jos. M. Sclicnck) 

FOX CIIUXIT 

(Edgiir Allen) 

MIU:S CIRCUIT 

(Wnlter F. Keefe) 

FINN-HEIMAN CIRCUIT 

(.Siwn Kahl) 



BERT LEVEY CIRCUIT 

(liert Levey) 

SHEA ( IRCl'IT 

(Harry A. SheiU 

FEIHER-SHEA CIRCUIT 

(Riclinrd Krnrney) 

ALOZ ( IHCUIT 

(J. H. AIoz) 



PANTAGES CIRCUIT 

(Wnlter F. Keefe) 

B. S. MOSS CIRCUIT 

(R. S. Moss) 

GUS SUN CIRCUIT 

((ius Sun) 

MICHIGAN VAUD. CIRCUIT 

(W. S. Rutterfield) 



belle Fletcher and Co. entitled "Be Game" 
(New Acts). The audience had to be game to 
sit through it. Fred. 

CITY. 

The show at the City tho last half last 
week played almo.'^t as a big time bill. There 
was a lot of pep and the house was Jammed 
with an audience that liked it. 

Belle Onri, on the trapeze, started, and won 
generous applause. Arthur Geary, with his 
repertoire of songs, scored distinctively in the 
second spot. Leslie Clare and Co. (New Acta) 
presenting Dorothy Regel's former success, 
"The Girl Behind the Cigar Counter," made 
the audience laugh. 

A Universal Weekly with a number of timely 
local topics interested. One thing noticeable 
about the Unlversal's product, after having 
Hi'en innumerable Hearst-Pathe Weeklies, and 
that is the leaders to each of the incidents are 
full of prp, seemingly i lacking in tue other 
weekly. 

Brown and McCormick, with dancing, filled 
in after the picture, winning applause and 
InuRhs. Stevens and Brunclle started rather 
slowly with their summer resort flirtation, 
but finished well on the strength of Louise 
Hrunelle's shapeliness In a bathing suit. This 
number In reality was the one thing that put It 
over. "The Bride Shop" (New Acts) was the 
next, and the girls in the act appealed to the 
ntv's audience. 

Francis Renault, the female Impersonator, 
with a new series of gowns and three new 
numbers, held down the next to closing spot. 
His costumes brought applause. 

Slitter and Doll (New Acta) closed the vau- 
deville, and "The Grafters," a Triangle fer.- 
ture, finished off tho show. Fred. 



audiences there. 

Several new acts were on the bill. June 
Dawn, opening tho show, was one. Leonora 
Kerwin and Co., Stlne, Van and Lewis, Ooett- 
ler and Cox and "The Boys of the 12th" 
(closing the show) (New Acts). 

Davy Jones was present with another part- 
ner, Hattio Lorraine, a statuesque brunet. 
Miss Lorraine replaces Mildred Elaine, who 
replaced Grace Leigh. The Lorraine girl has 
the looks and carriage, and with Jones' com- 
monplace imitation of Sam Bernard, the turn 
May continue to have its comedy appeal to 
those seeing it for the first time. 

J. K. Emmett and Co. of two presented a 
picture in prose, the dialog running wholly to 
verse, with an attractive setting. It is the 
story of an old uncle with his niece awaiting 
tho Storm King. Appears instead Mr. ETmmett 
ns a Knight, who steals away the girl at the 
finale. It's a pretty idea and picturesque in 
the mounting. 8ime. 



23D STREET. 

After n Triangle film had opened the show 
the last half last week the Pathe weekly fol- 
lowed. Then appeared Denny and Morrison 
In a llRht turn that ran to songs. Act not 
In best shape Imnglnable. 

The Edwards Urothers are a "copy" of Col- 
lins and Hart, by permission. Hits were made 
by thr Hreen Family and Hallen and Fuller, 
enthusiastically called back for their encore. 

"Futtirlst Enrt Tiynn." Archer and Ward. 
(^iuitwell and Walker and Nine Little Ruhena 
(New Arts). Mark. 



HARLEM OPERA HOUSE. 

With the we;illn r of the sort to boom vaude- 
vi'il*. ;h.» H.Tr!r::i Opera Ho'io" th«? lo.ot week 
did a splendid business. 

The bill the last half rounded out good pop 
entertainment. The show was started by the 



ILL AND INJURED. 

Jeff Callan, manaprer of the 23rd 
Street, has fully recovered from a re- 
cent and most severe illness. 

Beulah Kennedy, soubret with "Girls 
from Joyland," became quite ill while 
the show was playinfs: Brooklyn last 
week. She was able to continue later. 

Helen Weir ("Girls from the Fol- 
lies"), who became ill with appendicitis 
when the show played Holyokc recent- 
ly, rejoins it at the Olympic, New 
York, next week. 

Eileen Wilson underwent an opera- 
tion for appendicitis at Boston. Sept. 6. 
She left the cast of "Oh, Boy 1" at the 
Hub because of her illness. Marie Car- 
roll was rushed from the New York 
company to asume her role. 

It was expected earlv in the week 
In Paipe Smith would be at his oH 
(ITuphes & Smith) before the w( ( 
eiuled. Mr. Smith averted an oin i 
tion. at one time thought necessary. 

Abrams and Johns, at the Pantages, 
San Francisco, last week were com- 
pelled to retire Tuesday nicrht. Miss 
Johns sufTcring the loss of her voice. 
.\! H.^.!!et :\n^\ Compnny filled the 
vacancy. 

Herbert Hayman is out after having 



the ligaments of hia back strained 
throufirh a recent accident. 

C. P. Stockhouse, broker for the 81st 
Street theatre, New York, bad his right 
eye swathed in a bandage this week, as 
the result of running into the bathroom 
door of his home, striking his head on 
the temple just abcva the eye and dis- 
coloring it. 

Beatrice Wilson, a chorus girl in 
"The All Girl Revue," was bitten by the 

Set dog of the Morrette Sisters at 
attle Creek last week. A high fever 
set in, the girl being terrorized with 
the fear of hydrophobia, which, how- 
ever, takes from three weeks to three 
months for incubation. 

Macklin Megley. one of the prin- 
cipals of Menlo Moore's "Miss Amer- 
ica," fell on the stage of Pantages. 
Seattle, last week while dancing and 
sustained a ^fracture of the right leg. 
Christie, of' Gordon and Christie, re- 
placed him on a few hours' notice. 

Mary McLaren (Mary McDonald), a 
picture actress, may have to undergo a 
serious operation at the Good Samari- 
tan Hospital, Los Angeles, on her fore- 
head as a result of being injured in an 
automobile accident two weeks ago 

John Daly, dancer, is at present in 
Ward One, Seaton HospiFal at Spuy- 
ten Duyvil, N. Y. 



IN AND OUT. 

Three acts disappointed at Proctor's 
Yonkers, for the last half last week. 
Two of the Bert Lamont Cowboy turn 
left it Wednesday. It opened Thurs- 
day through two of Lamont's Montana 
Five act doubling from the Royal, New 
York, to fill in the vacancies. The 
Randalls did not open at Yonkers, nor 
did Harry Lester Mason, who claimed 
loss of voice. Murray Bennett and the 
Bullet Proof Lady substituted. 

The Ford Sisters and Henry Mar- 
shall opened at the Palace, Monday, 
with Adelaide and Hughes out of the 
program. The latter team could have 
held over. 

Gert-Roy-Gert in "Mixing it Up" 
were obliged to cancel the Lyric, Ho- 
boken, this week, through Jes P. Gert, 
the understander, rupturing himself at 
rehearsal. The act is expected to be 
in readiness for reopening in three 
weeks. 

A throat affliction on the part of 
Bobbie, of Irene and Bobbie Smith, 
they say, has caused them to cancel 
their Orpheum route. 

Conroy and LeMaire left the Palace, 
Chicago, bill Tuesday, Frank Conroy 
acquiring laryngitis. The Bowman 
Brothers replaced them at the Tuesday 
matinee and Williams and Wolfus at 
the night performance, both turns 
doubling from the Majestic. Mr. Con- 
roy expects to recover in a few days. 

"The Log Rollers" were canceled at 
the Lincoln. Chicago, Tuesday. Peggy 
Bremen and Brother substituted. 

Harry Holman did not open at the 
Wilson Avenue, Chicago. Monday in 
his new act entitled "The Cheese 
Hole Biower." Holman's engage- 
ment, when booked at the outlying 
house, was that his name was not to 
be used, but merely billing calling for 
the act's title. Cards around the 
northside. however, featured Harrv 
Holman "direct from the Majestic." 
which brought about a.i objection from 
the Orpheum and consequent can- 
cellation. 

Nada Kesser and the Greater City 
Four were out of Loew bills the first 
half this week throup'h renorted ilT- 
ness. Bettie replaced Miss Kesser and 
Bernard and Lloyd substituted for the 
quartet. 



STRAND HAS WAR SONG. 

For the first time since the New 
York Strand has been open with pic- 
tures there is a published popular song 
licing sung there this week bv Herbert 
Wat reus. 

It is "Over There," the George V. 
Cohan war song hit. 



OBITUARY. 

Alexander Heindl, 83 years, an orig- 
inal member of the Boston Symphony 
Orchestra, a well known cellist, hav- 
ing been soloist with the original Men- 
delssohn Quintet and Listermann 
Quintet, died in New York Sept. 4. 
He is survived by a daughter and two 
sons, Mrs. Ida Marie McDonald, An- 
ton and Joseph Heindl. 

Harry Frank Stafford, troubled with 
a cancer of the throat, died at his par- 
ents' home in New Rochelle, N. Y., 
Sept. 8. His last appearance was with 
Lillian Russell in "Wildfire." Lately 
he has been writing numerous scena- 
rios for Universal. He was generally 
known throughout the profession at 
"Jim" Stafford. 

Juanita Perry, bareback rider with 
Barnum & Bailey's Circus, 23 years of 
age, died Sept 6 at the Mercy Hospital, 
Chicago, from injuries sustained while 
executing a double somersault on her 
horse. The horse slipped and fell on 
her, breaking her neck. Her mother 
came from Riverview, N. V., for the 
body. 



IN mEMORT 
Of My Pal 

WILMOT E. TURNER 

KUImI In Action 8«pt. II, Iflt 
*1iom«wli*r« In rranc*** 

JOE H. NIEMEYER 

W. L. Greenbaum, a noted concert 
impresario, and who, for the past 20 
years, has confined his activities to 
bringing concert singers and musicians 
to California, died in Sacramento, Sep- 
tember 4, after an illness of one year. 

Frank H. Fey died of pneumonia 
August 29 at the home of his sister in 
Alliston, Mass. He leaves a wife. 
Emma DeWeale (Emerson Players), 
and a son. The latter will soon go to 
France as sergeant bugler with the 
102d Machine Gun Company. 

James E. Henry, of Henry and 
Young, and manager of Shellpot Park 
and Brandywine Springs, Wilmington, 
Del., died suddenly Sept. 6 in that city. 
He was 47 years of age. 

Mrs. Mary Thompaon, 77 years of 
age, mother of Frederick Thompson, 
theatrical producer, died September 10 
at Polyclinic Hospital, New York, after 
a long illness. 



..^he father of Joe Wood, the agent, 
died Sept. 6. age 97. For many years 
he was the fire chief of San Francisca 
Old age was the cause of death. 

The father of Miss N. Cavanaugh, 
press representative of Shea's, Buffalo, 
aged 73, died in that city Sept. 1. He 
was a prominent politician there. 

The father of Charles Baron, stage 
manager at Maxim's, New York, died 
Aug. 23 after a year's illness. 

The father of Norman Kissick, the 
well known official of the A. B. C. of 
Chicago, died at his home in Iowa last 
week. 



STONE'S PICTURE OFF. 

The scheme to present Fred Stone, 
the comedian, in pictures has fallen 
through. The plan originally fostered 
by Garrison, representative of S. A. 
Lynch, was for the making of a circus 
picture with Stone as the principal 
figure. 

The feature was to be made during 
the months Stone was laying off prior 
to opening his season in the legitimate. 
The deal was not completed to the ex- 
tent of actually starting the picture, 
an I when rehearsals were called for 
the new Dillingham piece. Stone 
ilrojipcd all negotiations with the pic- 
ture people. ( 



26 



MOVING PICTUKES 



BOX OmCE RECORDS SHATTERED 
BY INITIAL' GOLDWYN RELEASE 



Simultaneously 'Tolly of the Circus'' Shovm in 80 Cities or 

More' to Unprecedented Receipts. High Water 

Mark Now $350,000. Goldwyn Heads 

Elated. 



The first Goldwyn release, "Polly of 
the Circus," appears, from all accounts, 
to have scored an enormous success in 
every section of the United States, it 
having been shown in over 80 cities of 
the country, opening either Sunday or 
Monday of this week. 

At the Goldwyn offices there are 
wires from practically all the houses in- 
dicating the breaking of records in the 
matter of attendance. The Goldwyn 
claims to have put out 82 first-run 
prints of the picture, and that this far 
outnumbers .^he number of prints ever 
turned out for a feature. 

They claim they will take in over 
$350,000 on the first picture and will not 
stop there. They are putting on an ad- 
ditional staff of 100 film salesmen and 
propose to honeycomb the country at 
once, without the smaller exhibitor be- 
ing compelled to wait for a chance to 
play the feature. 

*4t is a remarkable statement to 
make,*' said Samuel Goldfish, "but one 
that is true to the letter, that the Gold- 
wyn policy and method of film sales- 
manship, first devised and outlined at 
the formation of the new company in 
December, 1916, has worked out with- 
out a change or alteration from the day 
of its conception and that the Goldwyn 
method of establishing a company in 
the confidence of exhibitors themselves 
has won the approval of the theatre 
owners. Every possible attention is 
being paid to building up the company s 
business with the small exhibitors, at 
the very start instead of developing 
their business as an afterthought. The 
mechanism operated perfectly and there 
were no deferred showings or hitches 
because of non-arrival of films. Twenty- 
five Goldwyn offices have reported by 
wire that they maintained their 
schedule in their entire territory." 

"The Eternal Magdalene" marks the 
entry into screen production of Arthur 
Hopkins as a director. It also marks 
the debut of Maxine Elliott as a pic- 
ture star. Goldwyn has divided^ its 
American territory into four divisions 
and placed special exploitation and 
publicity men in each territory to make 
a special campaign to bring "The 
Eternal Magdalene" to the attention 
of the public. The picture will be 
released October 7. 

Philadelphia, September 12. 
The local censorship board refused 
to pass "The Eternal Magdalene," but 
has granted it a rehearing to-morrow 
(Thursday), when final judgment will 
be made. 

CO-OPERATION KEY-NOTE. 

St John, N. B., Sept. 12. 

Co-operation was the keynote of the 
Motion Picture Exhibitors* League of 
the Maritime Provinces, second annual 
convention held at St. John, N. B., 
Sept. 8-9. 

The first session was held Saturday 
afternoon. A motion was brought for- 
ward that the league should affiliate 
with the M. P. E. L. of America. It 
was deferred until the next conven- 
tion. •«»| 

The following officers were elected: 
President, N. V. Gastongnay, Halifax; 
Vice-president, F. G. Spencer. St. 
John: Secretary, J. M. Franklin, Hali- 
fax; Treasurer, J. G. B. Metzler. Hali- 
fax; Vice-president for N. S. W., N. 
W. Mason, New Glasgow; Vice-presi- 
dent fo r N. B., W. H. Golding , St. 



John; Vice-president for P. E. I., J. J. 
Gaudet, Summerside, P. E. I. 

The retiring secretary, S. C. Hurley, 
submitted a most comprehensive re- 
port, whilst the treasurer, J. G. B. 
Metzler, reported the financial condi- 
tion of the league to be in a healthy 
state. 

Claire Hague, who has been ap- 
pointed by the Dominion Government 
to handle and distribute all food films, 
under the food controller's office, ar- 
ranged for a local committee, com- 
posed of F. G. Spencer and W. H. 
Golding, for the purpose of placing 
the food films among the exhibitors. 

GOT AWAY WITH FIFTY FEATURES. 

When Mr. and Mrs. N. S. Kaplan, 
of the Russian Film Corporation, 
reached here in April after a long stay 
in Russia they brought over at least 
50 feature subjects the Russian com- 
pany is now arranging to release for 
American exhibition. 

The Kaplans left Moscow at night, 
making their way through Siberia to 
France and thence to the States in or- 
der that their films would not be con- 
fiscated. 

They left at about the time the rev- 
olutionary pot began to boil over 
there. As Russia was at war with Ger- 
many, troops took possession of the 
picture theatres and used them as bar- 
racks. In this government seizure 
went houses operated by Mrs. Sophie 
Kaplan. I ''I 

Madame Kaplan had started building 
a big picture house in Petrograd. to 
seat 2,500, and had four walls built 
when the government took it over. 

PETROVA-SELECTED CAST. 

Mme. Petrova personally selected the 
cast for her first feature, to be made by 
her own company, as follows: 

Thomas Holding, leading man (for- 
merly with Clara Kimball Young in 
"Magda" and Pauline Frederick in "The 
Moment Before"); Anders Randolf 
(late of Vitagraph); Robert Broderick 
(of the Famous Players forces); Henri 
Leoni (the well-known baritone and 
who has appeared in pictures with E. 
H. Sothern and Robert Mantell) ; Rich- 
ard Garrick (for six > ears in pictures as 
director and who appeared with Mary 
Pickford); Carl Dietz, Warren Cook. 
Anita Allen. 

Petrova plays the part of a beauti- 
ful American^ girl who comes in con- 
tact with foreign diplomacy through be- 
ing the daughter of an American am- 
bassador. 



BIG ''BLUEBIRIT FILM. 

Maurice Tourneur has been selected 

by Paramount to direct the spectacular 

film production of "The Bluebird," to 

be done without any stellar artists, but 

with a large cast of competent players. 

It is designed to be one of the big- 
gest productions they have ever under- 
taken. 



Loop Shortage This Season 

Chicago, Sept. 12. 

A legitimate house for William Fox's 
"Jack and the Beanstalk" is bein? 
sought, the idea being to play on "ofT' 
matinee days, Saturday morning and 
Sunday afternoon, with Cohan**? Grand 
a pos.*?ibility. 

This proposed booking probably re- 
sults from the scarcity of picture 
houses in t he Loo p th is season. 



ANITA STEWART INJUNaiON. 

A temporary restraining order was 
issued by Supreme Court Justice 
George D. Mullen last week restrain- 
ing Anita Stewart from working for 
any person or corporation until she ful- 
fills certain alleged oblications under a 
contract in existence between her and 
the Greater Vitagraph Co. The action 
comes up for argument Sept. 23. 

The order was issued on the pub- 
lished report that Miss Stewart had 
signed a contract to appear in pictures 
under the management of Louis B. 
Mayer, who is vice-president of Metro 
and controls the New England ex- 
change for that concern. 

According to the complaint, Miss 
Stewart started with Vitagraph in 
August, 1912, and her initial salary was 
not in excess of $25 a week. Today, 
under the terms of her Vita, contract, 
Miss Stewart is drawing a minimum of 
$127,0(X) a year. What she may draw 
under her percentage arrangement, if 
restrained, is purely problematical, but 
she is guaranteed a minimum of $127,- 
000 a year. According to Vita., Miss 
Stewart's contract with them is ac- 
cumulative in that as far as date of ex- 
piration is concerned, she must make up 
her lost time under certain conditions. 
She has not worked in Vitagraph pic- 
tures for several months. They claim 
this lost time must be added to the ex- 
piration date of her present contract, 
placing her time with Vita, well into 
1919. Not only did she draw a large 
salary, but Vita agreed to give her ten 
per cent, of the net profits of all pic- 
tures in which she appeared since the 
signing of her most recent contract. 
This ten per cent, profit was guaranteed 
to be not less than $75,000 a year. 

President Albert E. Smith states he 
is going through with the fight to re- 
tain Miss Stewart. "If it costs a for- 
tune," he added, "it is my intention to 
make Anita Stewart, and, for that mat- 
ter, every other picture artist in our 
employ, live up to their contracts." 

Miss Stewart's defense to her with- 
drawal from Vitagraph is understood 
to he that her profits were withheld un- 
til it was reported in Variety she had 
signed with Louis B. Mayer when they 
were tendered her. 

It is not known how Mr. Mayer in- 
tended to release the proposed pic- 
tures he will make with Miss Stewart, 
he proceeding on the assumption the 
temporary restraining order will be 
vacated. Through his connection with 
Metro he is ethically bound to turn her 
pictures over to that distributing or- 
ganization, but it is understood he has 
had negotiations with other distribu- 
tors. Should Mr. Mayer make a deal 
to release the contemplated Stewart 
pictures elsewhere, he may resign 
from Metro's directorate. 



BRENON ALONE. 

Herbert Brenon has arranped for a 
cancellation of his agreement to pro- 
duce feature pictures in association 
with Lewis J. Seiznick. By the terms 
of the agreement Brenon retains the 
fifty per cent, of "The Fall of the 
Romanoffs," owned by Seiznick and 
himself (the other half belongincr to 
Goldwyn), and which cost $130,000 to 
produce. It is to be released as a 
state rights proposition, and Archie 
Sclwyn will conduct the selling. 

In return Seiznick retains all past 
and future profits of Brenon's "War 
Brides." "The Eternal Sin" and "The 
Lone Wolf." 

Brenon has had an offer of a large 
salary an'B a percentage of profits from 
the First National Exhibitors* Associa- 
tion, but contemplates the formation 
of a producing company of his own, 
probably releasing his output via Gold- 
wyn. 



ANOTHER RUSSIAN RIOT. 

Visitors to the Ritz-Carlton ballroom 
on Thursday evening last week were 
treated to a little enterUinmeni net on 
the program. William A. Brady, who 
produced for World Film another 
version of the Herbert Brenon feature, 
'The Fall of the Romanoffs," which 
Brad^r calls "Rasptrtin," was present 
to witness the Brenon picture. Mr. 
Brady was there as the guest of Lewis 
J. Seiznick. 

During intermission Brady, Seiznick 
and several others adjourned to the 
cafe for a drink. According to wit- 
nesses, Brenon entered and verbally 
chastised Brady for having encroachea 
on his rights in producing a feature 
upon a similar subject. Nothing serious 
happened. Upon returning to the ball- 
room Brady was informed Mr. Brenon 
had given instructions not to admit 
him. 

Brady waited until the picture was 
run off, and upon meeting Brenon on 
the stairs they came to blows, with no 
serious damage to either contestant. 

"Rasputin' opened at the Park Wei^ 
nesday night, forestalling the release of 
"The Fall o^ the Romanoffs." 

It is rumored there will shortly bf 
another picture on the market designed 
to reap some of the harvest. It is 
stated Iliodor, who is starred in the 
Brenon production, has been screened 
for about .500 fe_et as a "cut-in" to the 
old "Ivan, the Terrible" photoplay, and 
which is to be released under the title 
"The Last of the Romanoffs." 

There seems to be no ill-feeling on 
the part of the belligerents. Brenon re- 
ceived an invitation to attend the 
private showing of the Brady picture 
at the Playhouse last Sunday evening. 
He was present in a box with Iliodor. 

Brady is suffering from the effects of 
his encounter. In falling down the 
stairs he strained a ligament in his right 
leg and has been confined to his home 
ever since with the member in a 
plaster cast. 

GETTING BIG SALARIES. 

A well known film producer of big 
features says the salaries of actors 
who a few seasons ago were getting 
$125 and $200 for picture leads now 
runs from $500 to $750. He cited sev- 
eral specific cases where film actors, 
then practically getting a "name" in 
the celluloid ranks, are at present al- 
most naming their own figures. 

Studio rentals have also advanced. 
The film maker, not possessed of his 
own studio, must hire a plant, and the 
prices run from $600 to $4,500 weekly. 
This rental does not include any studio 
help and means only the general equip- 
ment. 

Furniture and paraphernalia used is 
generally charged at 10 per cent, with 
the studio owners making their own 
valuation of the things hired. 

This producer declared that the in- 
crease today over yesteryear as to pro- 
duction materials is from 25 to 50 per 
cent. 

Cameramen also get more money to- 
day than they ever did, with some of 
the experts who have "shooting rec- 
ords" able to command from $125 to 
$150 weekly for their services. 

Scenarios also cost more and book 
royalties and subsequent adaptation for 
the screen show a big increase over 
former years. 



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STATE RIGHTING "ALIMONY 

The Selexart Pictures, Inc.. lias com- 
pleted a five-reel feature entitled "Ali- 
mony," written by Hayden Talbot .it 

The feature is to be released under 
the state rights plan within the next 
fortnigJit. 



NEW FILM COMEDY CO. 

The formation of a new film comedy 
company to be headed by Harry Dull 
as principal player is now under way, 
the first subject to be completed within 
the next month. 

There is plenty of capital behind the 
Dull organization and the plan is to 
have a series issued through some 
service program. 

PREFERS CONCERTS 

Kthcl Clayton will shortly retire from 
♦he screen nt the conclusion of her 
contract with World Film. She is 
desirous of going on the concert plat- 
form as a pianiste . 



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COPIES! COPIES 1! COPIES!!! 

One of the trade papers this week 
published the advertisement of the 
Export and Import Film Co., Inc., Ben 
Blumenthal, president, announcing the 
sale of territorial rights to "The 
Tyranny of the Romanoffs" with Ilio- 
dor, which contained an illustration 
that looks very similar to the adver- 
tising copy being put out for the Her- 
bert Brenon feature "The Fall of the 
Romanoffs." 

The Brenon people, through their 
attorney, have notified Blumenthal 
that the advertising is a colorable imi- 
tation of theirs and that the Brenon 
contract with Iliodor specifically stipu- 
lated the Russian should not appear 
in any other picture for a period of 12 
months from the completion of "The 
Fall of the Romanoffs." 

It is further alleged that "The Tyr- 
anny of the Romanoffs" is nothing 
more than a reissue of "Ivan the Ter- 
rible," with some additional footage 
ot Iliodor inserted. 

The Russian Art Film Corporation, 
of 729 Seventh avenue, after weeks of 
preliminary work, announces that the 
scheme for distribution of its produc- 
tions from the famous Moscow Art 
theatre is completed. They have been 
advertising for some time and brought 
over what is said to be some very im- 
portant Russian screen productions. 

Now comes the "New Russia Film 
Company," with offices in the same 
building, and announces "the first great 
Russian features" and "World Famous 
Russian Artists in Motion Pictures." 

It would seem about time the pic- 
ture trade journals took a determined 
stand on such matters by refusing to 
publish any news or advertising mat- 
ter from those who trade upon the 
creations of others. 



RIALTO-TRIUMPH MANAGEMENT. 

Arrangements have about been con- 
cluded whereby the people controlling 
the Rialto, .Broadway and 42nd, will 
also conduct the new Triuniph theatre, 
now in course of construction, opposite 
the Strand, and running from Broad- 
way through to Seventh avenue. 

It was intended the Russel B. Smith 
interests, which is building the Tri- 
umph, would operate the house them- 
selves, and although there were num- 
erous bidders for a lease of the new 
theatre, the owners refused to con- 
sider any propositions. 

The details were arranged by Felix 
Kahn, a brother of Otto Kahn, one of 
the owners of the Rialto, which calls 
for a rental of $125,000 a year and a 
percentage of the profits, and it now 
only awaits the sanction of Otto Kahn, 
who is out of the city. 

The ground lease of the Rialto has 
but six of seven years more to run. It 
is understood the lessees desire to pro- 
tect themselves for the future in event 
they cannot come to an amicable ar- 
rangement for a renewal. 

The new Capitol theatre, just a block 
beyond the Triumph, is about to be 
started. It is said its promoters may 
let the contract for its construction to 
the Thompson-Starret Company. 



MICHIGAN EXHIBITORS MEET. 

Detroit, September 12. 

At a meeting of Michigan exhibitors 
held last week at the Hotel Statler the 
Michigan branch of the M. P. E. L. was 
abandoned and a new state league 
organized, which will be affiliated with 
the American Exhibitors' Association. 

S. A. Moran, of Ann Arbor, will be 
temporary president. 

Detroit has a local affiliated with the 
new national association. 

Frank Rembusch and Sam Bullock 
addressed the state meeting;. 



ROMANTIC WORLD SERIES FILM. 

If permission is obtained the forth- 
coming World's Series of baseball 
games between the Giants, now as- 
sured of the pennant, and cither the 
White Sox or Red Sox, with the Chi- 
cago Americans very likely to be 
ousted from the present lead, will fig- 
ure prominently in a big athletic fea- 
ture reported under way. 

There will be a romance attached to 
the film, with the crucial point at- 
tached to some of the main incidents 
of the game to be, the makers plan- 
ning to put some one of the (iiants un- 
der contract. He will be expected to 
do something sensational either at the 
bat or in the field. There is talk that 
Bennie Kauff will be chosen, if ar- 
rangements can be made. 



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GEORGE OVEY 

Comedies suited to his 
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Thomas Ricketts 
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1,000 PUYERS FOR TRIANGLE. 

A report was current this week S. A. 
Lynch was negotiating; with H. O. 
Davis for the disposition of the for- 
mer's interest in Triangle. ' 

Investigation revealed that such a 
deal is not likely to come to pass, but 
there have been several conferences 
looking to the taking over of Davis' 
holdings in the Triangle Distributing 
Corporation by Lynch^ thereby leaving 
Davis free to devote himself entirely to 
the production end of the Triangle pic- 
tures. Nothing definite has happened 
as yet and nothing may come of the 
negotiations. 

Triangle will send producing com- 
panies to India and China for the pur- 
pose of filming plays that will appeal 
to these foreign patrons and bring a 
new type of production to Americans. 
Later a company is to be sent to 
Buenos Aires to produce plays of dis- 
tinctly South American atmosphere. 

With ten directors and companies 
hard at work in almost every section of 
California, the Triangle studios at Cul- 
ver City have started a fall producing 
"offensive" that is expected to employ 
over 1,000 players until the holidays. 

Prompted by the success of the Hart- 
Fairbanks reissues. Triangle has ar- 
ranged to star series of plays in which 
Norma Talmadge and Frank Keenan 
are featured. These will be reissued 
on the same plan as the Hart-Fair- 
banks subject and may be booked inde- 
pendently of one another. 

Fichtenberg in New York for Good. 

New Orleans, Sept. 12. 

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Fichtenberg 
have left for New York, wlffere they 
are going to remain permanently. 

Fichtenberg amassed a fortune in the 
southern picture field, being one of the 
pioneers of the industry. 

He will devote his time exclusively 
to Paralta, in which he is heavily in- 
terested. 



$35,000 FOR 'TEG" RIGHTS. 

It is reported in play brokerage cir- 
cles Artcraft has secured for Mary 
Pickford the film rights to "Peg o' My 
Heart" for $35,000, and a couple of the 
William J. Locke stories. Artcraft 
paid $35,000 for the rights to "Rebecca 
of Sunnybrook Farm'^ for Miss Pick- 
ford. 

Oliver Morosco appears to have been 
the only legitimate manager who did 
not dispose of the picture rights to his 
successful plays for any small sums, 
unless A. H. Woods be excepted. He 
is understood to be asking $25,000 for 
his "Bird of Paradise." In the pictures 
himself, Morosco, probably knows the 
full value of stich assets. 



HENRY J. BROCK KILLED. 

Henry J. Brock, a prominent film 
promoter, was instantly killed Sep- 
tember 7, near Kingston, N. Y., by the 
overturning of an automobile in which 
he was riding. The two other occu- 
pants of the vehicle were injured, but 
only slightly. 

Mr. Brock was originally in the 
clothing business in Buffalo, N. Y. his 
home. He entered the film business 
as president of the Kinemacolor Com- 
pany, from which he retired some three 
or fours years ago, since which time 
he was actively enp^aged in the buying 
and selling of foreign films. 



FANNIE WARD WITH PATHL 

Fannie Ward has signed a long-time 
contract with Pathe. By an arrange- 
ment with A. H. Woods and Pathe, 
Miss Ward is to appear in the leading 
roles of the picture versions of a num- 
ber of the successful Woods' plays, in- 
cluding "The Yellow Ticket,'' ''Com- 
mon Clay," "Innocence," etc. George 
F^tzmaurice will direct Miss Ward. 

Work on "The Yellow Ticket" will 
at once be started in New York. 




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Norma TalniadRe has added Courtney Ryley 
Cooper to bcr stafT au scenario editor. 

"The Narrow Trail' with W. S. Hart will 
be ready for showing next month. 



Gllson Wllletta, novelist, has bi>en engaged 
by Pathe as scenario writer. 



Thomas Melghan has signed with Famous 
Piayers-Lasky for another year. 



San Jose, Cal., will have a picture theatre 
costing |7U,000, located on First street. 



Ruth Roland will desert pictures to enter 
vaudeville In a singing act now rehearsluK- 



Ann Pennington has begun work in her new 
comedy, "The Antics of Ann," Paramount. 



Lina Cavallerl will be directed In her first 
Paramount picture, "The Eternal Temptress," 
by Emile Chautard. 



The Pathe feature for the week of Sept. 10 
is "The Angel Factory," starring Antonio 
Moreno. 



Nat Magmer, well known on the Coast, has 
left for Chicago, where he Joins the Selig 
forces. 



Hlller & Wilk have sold the rights to "The 
Whip" for France and Switzerland to the 
Mundusfllm Co. of Paris. 



Henry Walthall's first story to be screened 
for Paralta is to be a seven-reel feature. It 
will be directed by Oscar Apfel. 



Keene Thompson has been engaged by 
Douglas Fairbanks an a member of bis sce- 
nario staff. 



The American Exhibitors' Association has 
taken new headquarters on the 20th floor of the 
Times Building. 

Chas. W. Harden, of the E. & H. Distributing 
Co. of Atlanta. Ga., is In town this week 
"looking for bargains." 



Helen Dahi has been cast for a part in 
"The Secret of btorm County," the new 
Norma Talmadge production. 



Raytnond Wells has left the Universal to 
Join the Triangle forces. He will shortly be 
co-starred with Olive Thomas. 



H. C. Hoagland has been engaged by Patho 
ill capacity of film editor and supervisor of 
the culling and film editing. 



The first William S. Hart. Inc.-Artcraft 
production, "The Narrow Trail," will be ready 
for public showing next month. 



Walter W. Irwin, general manager of Vita- 
graph, has returned to his desk after a thirty- 
day trip as far west as Denver. 



Ferdiiinnd rirlschalk, now with the Empire 
All Star Corp., will play the role that he 
created on the stage in "My Wife." 



Helen Ferguson has been chosen for the 
leading feminine role for Taylor Holmes In 
his second Essanay Comedy-drama. 



Wallace Reid, Anna Little and Conway 
Tearle will appear In a picture adapted from 
the novel 'A Man of Music Mountain." 



"Today," starring Florence Reed, and "The 
Mad Lover," starring Robert Warwick, will be 
handled as state rights pictures by Pathe. 



Harry Hilliard has severed his connection 
with the Fox Film Corp., where he has been 
employed as leading man for the past year. 



work on h( r first picture Srpt. 10. The sce- 
nario WHH written especially for her and will 
b<' announced later. 



William Shauley, a member of the Holly- 
wood forces, was shot and painfully Injured 
while out on location near Morgan City, La., 
where Jungle scenes for "Tarzan of the Apes" 
are being made. 

William Russell began work last week on a 



western comedy-draoMt . The initial scenes 
are being made in the American Film Studio 
at Santa Barbara, though the majority will 
t)e made in mountain locations. 



Marie Dressier has left the Goldwyn studios 
at Fort Lee aud gone to Hollywood. Hef lirst 
new production, "TiUie the Scrub Lady," was 
made in the Goldwyn studios. Miss Dressier 
will make eight pictures a year for Goldwyn. 



Paramount has signed George Beban for 
two more pictures. His contract expired with 
the completion of "Lost in Transit," released 
Sept. 3, but Paramount has two scenarios 
they think fitted to Ueban. 



Walter K. Scott, expert camera uiau ana 
who does meet of the principal "shooting" 
for the Lyman H. Howe travel festivals, is in 
New York for the present, prior to starting 
on an extended camera trip that will take 
him to Alaska and through Uie northwest. 

Leon F. Douglass, Inventor of a now proc- 
ess of colored photography for pictures, will 
<lomon8trate his latest development beiore 
the members of the Union League Club, San 
Francisco. He ha; donated the uso of his 
Invention to the Red Cross. 



Charles Chaplin has resumed work at the 
Lone Star studio, Hollywood, on the last scenes 
of his twelfth Mutual special, "The Adven- 
turer," which was delayed, first by the Illness 
of the comedian and more receutly by an in- 
disposition of Edna Purviance. 



Violet Heming has been ngaged by J. 
Sluart niackton to star in his screen adapta- 
tion of Sir Gilbert Parkei's novel, "The Judg- 
ment House." Conway Tearle is to be lead- 
ing man and tbe cast will also Include Wil- 
fred Lucas and Florence Deshon. 



The New York "Evening Sun" has hit upon 
a plan to pick up money to buy "smokes" for 
the troops in France by charging each person 
25 cents to enter the Westchester site where 
the Rita Jolivet picture is being made. The 
picture promoters are getting some valuable 
publicity out of the idea. 



"The Master Spy," nn episode in the career 
of Yorke Norrov, secret service agent, writ- 
ten oy George Dronson Howard and directed 
by Jack Wells, heads Universal's regular 
schedule for release for Sept. 24. Klngsley 
Benedict and Mignon Anderson are the fea- 
tured players. 



With the various United States troops at the 

diflfienl canlonmonts are picture operators, 

_w|^o_^''ll Vef p in -instant toucli. thereby giving 



the different weeklies all the soldier stuff tbey 
can use. Some of the troops are making 
special pictures to help recruiting throughout 
the different cities. 



The title of the screen drama of international 
evoiivb iu wlilub Rita Jolivet is to be starred, 
is "Lest We Forget." The picture deals with 
the early German invasion of Belgium and 
Northern France and the sinking of the Lusi- 
tania. It Is to be released by Lewis J. SeU- 
ulck through Select. 

I). W. Grimth, who has been in Europe 
since March 17, will return to America the 
last week in September. He has taken pictures 
of actual warfare at numerous points along 
the western front. Mr. Griffith called Robert 
Herron, the Gish Sisters and William Bitter 
to England to work in a picture which will be 
ready for presentation the coming winter. 



H. J. Bay ley, manager of the Minneapolis 
branch of Vita., has been transferred to the 
post of branch manager of the company's Chi- 
cago office, succeeding S. E. Abel. E. S. Holmes, 
of the New Orleans office, succeeds Bayley in 
Minneapolis and he, in turn, is succeeded by A. 
E. Plues. 



Arrangements were made by B. S. Moss last 
week whereby the Pathemade serial. "The 
Si'ven I'earls," with Cn*iKhlon Hale and 
Mollle King co-starred, will be shown in all 
the Moes vaudeville houses, the first episode 
being shown Monday In the New York houses 
exclusively. There are 15 eps, the story being 
written by Charles Godard. 

A. Ziehin, former assistant to Joseph Lamy, 
uiina^tT of iho Export department of the Pied- 
mont Film Corporation, is now attached to the 
Goldwyn forces. Ziehm at one time was man- 
ager for Pathe In the Orient. Ziehm served 
during the Philippine war with the United 
States cavalry and also fought with the French 
Legion in Africa. 



Late acquisitions to the comedy film pro- 
ducing company headed by Charlie Fang, the 
Chinese comedian, are Hal Benedict, formerly 
with Frank Powell, and William Zollinger, 
late of Thanhouser. Benedict will assist Di- 
rector Robert Carson, while Zollinger will be 
the chief cameraman. The first Fang subject 
from the Screen Craft Co. will be "Fang's Fate 
and Fortune." 



Olive Tell is the possessor of a crayon draw- 
ing by James Montgomery Flagg, who pro- 
nounced her the most beautiful American girl 
he had ever seen. Miss Tell will soon be seen 
in "The Unforseen" (Mutual). 




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I WIWS OF THE Fim WORLD 



Hereafter Margaret Mayo will devoU all her 

r. . ...cb in writing, to tho eoreen, particularly 
Qoldwyn, of which she la part owner. 



Exhibitors who booked Helen Holmei in the 
"Kallroad Raiders" haye signed contracts for 
her forthcoming serial, "The Lost Btxpress." 



The former scenario writer and director, 
George Rldgewell. of Vitagraph, returned last 
week to direct Bobby Connelly in his child 
Bctors' series. 



Among the players selected to surround 
Mabel Normand in her first release are Robert 
Elliott. William Fredericks, Joseph Smiley. 
John Webb Dillon. 



O. R. Warren has been appointed manager of 
productions by David Horsley and will assume 
Immediate charge of the Horsley studios in 
Loe Angeles. 



"The Woman Ood Forgot," the new Oeraldine 
Farrar pictures spectacle, staged by Cecil De- 
MlUe. has been finished and will be released 
via Artcraft. 



"For France," a Vitagraph Blue Ribbon Fea- 
ture, introducing Edward Earle and Betty 
Home, written by Cyrus Townsend Brady, will 
be released Sept. 17. 



The Motion Picture Operators annual ball 
was held at the Exposition Hall, San Fran- 
cisco, last week to increase the sick and 
death benefit fund. 



Jack A. Pegler has returned from an ex- 
tended trip through the west and reports the 
picture business as on the increase, the 
smaller sections showing big patronage. 



Arthur Leslie returned to Broadway . Mon- 
day after a month at Atlantic City. He will 
be given some special newspaper stunts to do 
for one of the Universal's late features. 



Lloyd Lonergan, who wrote the first scenario 
for Thanhouser and has been connected with 
that concern since it started, in 1900. has re- 
signed. He has gone on a racatlon. 

Victoria Feature Films has purchased for 
the United States and Canada a Cines six-reel 



feature, "The Fated Hour." It will likely be 
offered to state rights buyers. 

Pathe has engaged H. C. Hoagland, recently 
general manager of the Sellg Co., to act as film 
editor with supervision over the tilting, cutting 
and film editing departments. 

The Irving, a nr.w ],8U0-S6at house in Chi- 
cago, opened last week with Mary Miles Mln- 
ter. In "Charity Castle," the first of her new 
series of Mutual-American Productions. 



Sydney Abel has been appointed special rep- 
resentative of Select Pictures Corp. He re- 
signed his post as manager of the Chicago 
branch of V-L-S-B to accept the new post. 

Mary McAllster. child star of Essanay, will 
remain with that company, her parents bav- 
ins signed a contract of lengthy duration. 
Her next picture will be "The Young Mother 
Hubbard." 



H. H. Van Loan is en route for the West, 
with Honolulu as his first principal stopping 
off place. Van Loan has a big film scheme 
In mind as. the objective reason of the jour- 
ney. 



Tho Yorke Film Corp. has removed Its pro- 
ducing centre from Hollywood, Cal., to New 
York, and will commence operations at once 
on the production of feature films starring 
Harold Lockwood. 



Ruth dtonehouse is the star of "The Edge 
of the Law," the Butterfly feature to be re- 
leased Sept. 24. It was adapted for the 
screen by Harvey Gates from "A Gentle 111 
Wind," a novel by Maude Pettus. 



Work upon the Famous Players-Lasky Corp. 
first Llna Cavalier! picture will commence 
Sept. 13. M. Chautard, former directorial 
dead of Eclair, Paris, has been chosen di- 
rector. 



During the Intermission of "The Men With- 
out a Country" at the Broadway, Etta Waiman 
sings "Send Me Away With a Smile," adding 
a little more patriotic sentiment to the oc- 
casion. 



Florence Short (ApoUo-Art Dramas) Is de- 
voting all of her spare time to aiding the 
Stage Women's War Relief movement and has 



already iak(i; up service in the surgical dress- 
ing dcpariinent. 

Douglas Fairbanks is In New York for a few 
days to take some scenes for hia next picture, 
"Reaching for tlie Mcon." Twelve members 
of h\» company acroini>anlod him beHlUo his 
wife and son. 



George Ridgwell, formerly scenario editor 
and director for Vita., has returned to that 
organization and has been assigned to direct 
little Bobby Connelly in the continuation of 
the Bobby series. 

'The Fable of the Twelve-Cylinder Speed of 
the Leisure Class" is the first of the "Fables 
in Slang," by George Ade, Essanay Is pro- 
ducing this fall. Thereafter one will be re- 
leased each week. 



In the exploitation of the "Aubrey Series" 
of two-reel Superpiotures, Arthur N. Small- 
wood announces his company i^lll Inaugurate 
a plan of merchandising and advertising for 
the purpose of assisting the state rights ex- 
changes In securing bookings. 



"My contract with Mary MacLaren is not 
for sale at any price," Is the answer of David 
W. Horsley to the report he had entered Into 
negotiations with Universal for the return of 
Miss MacLaren to the U. fold. « 

Bennett Munson, who has done considerable 
writing of film scenarios and has adapted some 
big plays for different scroon manufacturers, 
made the novelizatlon of "Turn to the Right," 
which Harper's published for public consump- 
tion. 



Julian Johnson, erstwhile editor of the 
'Photoplay Mayazlne," and who came to New 
York recently to edit the Seinick film produc- 
tions, left Saturday for Culver City, Cali- 
fornia, where he becomes film production 
editor of the Triangle features. No successor 
to Johnson has been named nor Is it likely any 
will, his former work, according to rumor, 
being handled hereafter from the Paramount. 

Warburton Gamble will make his Initial bow 
on the screen In "Colonel Newcome." Mr. 
Gamble played Sir Barnes Newcome with the 
late Sir Herbert Tree last year. Another 
screen debutante is Eileen Donnos, sppearing 
with Mr. Gamble in "The Unforseen," starring 
Olive Tell and featuring David Powell. Hu- 
bert Bruce, the English actor, is another mem- 
ber to make his debut with Empire All Star. 
Julia Sanderson, In "The Runaway," is sched- 
uled for release through Mutual exchanges 
Sept. 24. 



The following changes in the management of 
Mutual's branch offices have been made : J. 
L. Merrick, manager of Seattle, has been ap- 



pointed naanager at Los Angeles to sueossd 
T. O. Malcolm, who resigned Aug. 29. 0. P 
Merwln, former booker at the Saattle braaeh, 

' ' •>>'!>< iiiteii iLancKer of the offiot. A 
L. Field, manager of the Bacabana br«adk. 
haH been tracjferred to the sales foros oC the 
Milwaukee olTlce. and C. K, Olson, formejrljr a 

. ..( «.iie .^iiuiie.kiHilis branch, has bssn 
appointed branch manager at BsoaBabA.^B 



Whitman, formerly saluaman at Wlnaapsgi 

realgnatica b»- 



succeeding J. H. Boothe. whoeo 
came effective Sept. 2 



The National Pageant of the Amsrloaa Bad ] 
Cross will be staged on Rosemarr Farm. 
Lloyd's Neck, Huntington. L. I.. OoL 0. It was 
written by Joseph Lfndon Smith and ThOBM 
Wood Stevens, directed and producad by Mr. 
Stevens, assisted by B. H. 8othem« WIUlMB 
Iiaversham and others, with Daniel Frohaan 
casting director. Among promlnaat profaa- 
slonals in the cast are : Franoes Alda. Ctaona 
Arllss. Blanche Bates. Ethel Barrymort, Bar- 
ney Barnard, Holbrook Bllnn. John Barry- 
morc, ConsUnce Collier. Hasel Dawn. Robart 
Edeson, William Faversham. Irons Fanwlok. 
Mary Garden, Ernest Olendenning, Kitty Oar- 
don, Hale Hamilton, Gladys Hanaon. Maria 
Horn. Shelly Hull, Rita Jollvet. Walter Joow. 
Howard Kyle. Ernest Lawford, Bva La Oal- 
Uenne, Bdith Wynne Matheson. Wallaoa M«^ 
cutcheon« Margaret Mower. Julia Opp, Oabrlal . 
Perrler, William Bock. Zelda Seara. VlBoaat I 
Sarrano. Haasard Short. B. H. Sothara, John 
1 iiiiip .-luusu, r ranees Starr, Paul Swi 
bel Taliaferro, Alma Tell, Olive TalL 
Truex. Helen Ware, Jack Wilson. _ 
White and Marjorle Wood. It haa boaa Ar- 
ranged CO perpetuate the sntira pageant la tk» 
movies with the original all atar eaat Tba 
filming will be In seven reels, direotod by Wm. 
Christy Cabanne. 

When the war Is over one of the flrat of Now 
York film export experts to leave for tba OCbor 
side win be Joseph Lamy, managor of tho 
Piedmont'a export department. Lamy baa boon 
across the pond numerous times, having apont 
years In France, Spain and lUly. Ho apoaka 
several languages, with Bpanlah. perbapa, tho 
easiest of the lot for him to oso. It waa 
Lamy who introduced many Amorloan bnuida 
nf iiini subjects in Europe and espooially In 
London. 



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Jim Jennings, for 38 years with tho Barawn 
ft Bailey and at one time one of tho boot- 
known trick riders in the country, la ovw 
chief guardian of tho Solaniok aalto In l^o 
Godfrey building. Jennings for a loaf Umm 
was attached to the William Foot ottoo fprot* 
Anybody seeking ontranco to aay tt Um fou- 
nick inner ahrinoa must flrat aak "gaacvay" 
of Jimmy. The Uttls follow fools just aa gay 
as ho did in the olden daya with tho biff olreaa. 




GREATER' 



VITAGRAPn 




ALBERT E.SMITH/mwrfr 

The Screen^ Most Owdnal KkkJie Pictures 

BOBBY CDNNEUY 



SERIES 



NOW BEIN6 SHOWN TO DELIGHTED AUDIENCES IN 
PICTURE HOUSES THROUGHOUT THE CXDUNTRY 

One Reel Each Week 

Bookings at all VITAGRAPH Exchan^ 



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THE SONG IN THE HEART OF EVERY AMERICAN 



Are You Singing III 

(i« west with this sonjj: where it's new and be a riot 



RKAI) THIS (;REAT RFXITATIONON 

JOAN OF ARC 



Hv AKTHIIU HEHAN 



WITH 
THE 



Words 

r 

AL BRYAN 

and 

Willie Weston 



*lVIid the cannon's deadly rattle 

Many million noble sons 
Fi^ht a never ending battle, 
But they're not the only ones. 
EvVy mother, wife and sweetheart 

Helps the cause, you must admit, 
When she rolls her sleeves to do their work. 

She surely does her bit. 
How our enemies must fear it, 

When they know she's in the fray : 
Joan, the Woman, 'tis your spirit. 

And we're waiting for the day 
You'll lead us on to victory; 
Joan of Arc, thev are calling ynu. 



Music 



Jack Wells 



WITH 
THE 



LINE'' 



ALL BOUND ROUND WITH THE MASON DIXON UNE 



LINE' 



CHICAGO 
8I-83-8S Randolph SL 

PEEANK CLARK 




ON, 



STRAW) T HEATRE BUILDING, 47 TH 

MAX WINS 



VARIETY 



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IRVINC BERLIN'S BEST BET 



iMiKuIWl3Rn!?TiT5J 



The surest hit we have ever published. Are you looUing for a double song that is bound Ui ko over for rouodn of applauHe? 

Put this on. 



THAT r. R K A T C H I C K I K C H O O S O N C 



A IM 



DOIVI I IM O O 



You've tried lo find a suitessor for **Yanka Hula." Here i( is; n4»t :i Hawaiian sonj;. hut a brnud new idea "Phrane Sonj:' 

funnier double version than **Vaaka Hula." 



with n 



H K K A T H i) r K l< I N 



'YOU DON'T HAVE TO COME 
FROM IRELAND TO BE IRISH" 

A >:realer son^ than "Arrah Co On" or *^Kell>." Hear it and 

you'll put it on. 



C () M l» A N I () N !• O K T H K \V K S r 

"HUCKLEBERRY FINN 

'J h« ..(.^ai: surprise of Ihe year. The cleanest coinerf^ nouj; ever 
^^rillcn. (io West, my boy. with this hit. 



THK QIJICKKST S N C HIT ON K i: (M) K O 



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This sonK is hound to be the clean up of the \ oir. It is only one month old but by the nois,- that if'H making' we can ttll tfiat ii wi 
((row up to be a great bij; hiL "'Some double." 



The Hi^ Noise of the Year 



MIIVI 



At last ^'Alexander's Band" has a real successor by the kinf? of oris:inatorH, Irving Herlin. Nothing like it ever attempted before. 

Be one of the first to give the public what theyVe cra/y about. 



THAT REAL FRIEND 

FOR ME AND MY GAL 

This song a friend Indeed — treat it like a friend. Don't shake 
it The public likes it Gife it to them. 



THE ORIENTAL AMY 

From HERE toSHANGHAI 

The song you can't replace. Full of atmosphere and meJod>' 
The best song for b4isuieHM on the nuirkei. 



IMYD 



BROADWAY, NEW YORK 



BOSTON 

220 Tremont 3t 

DON RAMSAY 



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MOVING PICTURES 



NINETY-FOUR PER CENT. PRESENT. 

The meeting of the First National 
Exhibitors in New York last week had 
a 94 per cent, attendance. 

The stockholders assembled approved 
the appointment of H. Schaalbe, Phila- 
delphia, as managing director, Schaalbe 
to spend the greater part of each week 
in New York giving the affairs of the 
association personal attention. 

Schaalbe is an experienced film ex- 
change man. At present is secretary 
and treasurer of the association. 

The business mostly concerned the 
matter of the Charles Chaplin contract 
with it, Chaplin having signed with th- 
First National for one year to a guar- 
anteed drawing account of $1,000,(X)0. 

For four or five days Aaron Jones 
(Jones-Linick-Schaefer) and Nathan B. 
Ascher, who is the controlling spirit be- 
hind the Ascher Circuit of Chicago pic- 
ture houses, have been in daily con- 
ference with the principal manufac- 
turers of New York. Messrs. Jones 
and Ascher returned to the Windy City 
Wednesday after arranging for the ex- 
hibition in Chicago of a number of 
features now in the making. 

Tht visiting members of the First 
National called on manufacturers dur- 
ing their stay in New York. They are 
reported to have generally informed 
the men who make pictures that the 
First National Exhibitors' Association 
did not intend going actively into the 
manufacture of film features. Instead 
they said they were rather in the mar- 
ket to secure the best products. 

The manufacturers did not altogether 
accept the statements on the face, since 
the First National has Chaplin under 
contract, and it is known other offers 
have been made on its behalf, but the 
opposite side of the fence took the view 
that if the members of the association, 
who are exhibitors, should become too 
active as manufacturers, they would be 



incurring the risk of having their supply 
from perhaps some of the biggest and 
most extensive makers denied to them, 
as a body or individually. 

It seems to be thought in the trade 
that the First National members appre- 
ciate this possible condition. A com- 
bination of manufacturers against the 
First National exhibitors, or even the 
largest of those refusing to give the ex- 
hibitors their output, might seriously 
crimp the exhibitors' supply sources, 
and help whatever opposition in ex- 
hibiting film they are now locally en- 
countering. 

LOST IN THB OCEAN? 

One case of American film, con- 
signed to India, and another shipment 
containing two cases of celluloid fea- 
tures billed for South America, sent 
over by the Piedmont Corporation, 
have been lost in ocean transit and 
the heads of the Piedmont are of the 
belief that the boat carrying them 
from Kingston was torpedoed by a 
German submarine. The Piedmont of- 
fices sent them via a United States 
fruit liner, which got as far as Kings- 
ton, where a change to another boat 
was made. 

Not long ago the Piedmont bad 
about given up hope of ever hearing 
from two negatives that were shipped 
back from their Paris office when the 
long-lost pictures made an unexpected 
appearance around the Piedmont office 
in New York. ,_ 

The Piedmont has now taken over 
the entire Ivan list of productions for 
foreigii placement, handling their dis- 
tribution in all foreign nlaces except- 
ing Canada. The New York Ivan of- 
fices will handle the United States 
distribution. 



SCHECK'S PROJECTION INVENTION. 

Oscar Scheck, of the I. A. T. S. E. 
local No. 27, Cleveland, a former vice- 
president of the Alliance and who 
since the Alliance convention in 
Cleveland last February has been act- 
ing as one of President Charles Shay's 
organizers, is the inventor of the new 
Scneck adapters by which ^ pictures 
may be projected with Mazda incandes- 
cent lamps and the invention means 
unprecedented recognition for the 
Cleveland film man. 

Scheck all his life has been an elec- 
trical engineer. By his newl>r tried 
and tested invention it is possible to 
use the Mazda incandescent lamps with 
the ordinary equipment in any film 
theatre. 

Recently H. H. Cudmore, 4 Cleve- 
lander, connected with the Mazda lamp 
industries at one time and now general 
manager of the Argus Lamp « Sup^ 
ply Co., Clevelandj visited New York 
and personally installed the new 
Scheck adapters in several of the local 
picture houses. 

Cudmore thinks the new Scheck in- 
vention will revolutionize the entire 
field of film projection. The claim is 
made the screen illumination will be 
better and will elminate the screen 
flicker and also lower the cost of 
screen projection. The new lamp 
method also does away with the poi- 
sonous gases 'in the projection which 
long has affected the health of the op- 
erators. 



'^Intolerance ' Generally Released. 

"Intolerance" is to be released in the 
regular picture houses of the country. 
It is being booked from the home office 
in New York. 



RAYNOR WITH MUTUAL. 

William Raynor, in charge of the 
George Kleine N. Y. Exchange ever 
since the inception of the Kleine Com- 
pany, resigned last week and Mon- 
day took charge of the New York 
Exchange of the Mutual. His suc- 
cessor in the Kleine offices has not 
been selected as yet. It is under- 
stood that one of the attaches of the 
Chicago office will be sent East. 



MONARCH PRESIDENT MISSING. 

Chicago, September 1? 

Just what has become of Warren K. 
Wait, former actor and. up to a few 
weeks ago, the^res'dent of the Mon- 
arch Film Producing Company, is 
something the stockholders of the con- 
cern are trying to find out. 

The Monarch company was incor- 
porated, having a capital stock of 
$200,000, with the shares at $10 par 
value. J. M. Elfers was the secretary, 

and another official was a Mr. Thomas, 
who has entered the army. 

T^e plan of the Monarch's projectors 
was that no money was to be actually 
paid into the treasury until the total 
amount of stock had been subscribed 
for. Lately it appears that Wait began 
requesting checks from a number of 
subscribers and it is known that when 
he suddenly disappeared about eight 
weeks ago with his wife and small son, 
there was missing about $4,000 of the 
company's funds. His household furni- 
ture was untouched at his flat and let- 
ters still arrive at his home address. 
Last week the local dealer from whom 
the furniture was purchased took over 
the apartment and is renting it out fur- 
nished. 

It is understood the stockholders 
have not turned the case over to the 
police, and there is a reason. On the 
night of his departure Wait received a 
check from a stock subscriber for $3,- 
000. which as president he could have 
endorsed and also appropriated. In- 
stead, however, he mailed it to one of 
the company's officers and the ques- 
tion arose as to whether it were not 
possible that Wait was suffering from a 
mental lapse. Attorneys are now try- 
ing to discover just how much money 
is in the treasury. 

It is understood that the concern 
never got as far as actual picturiza- 
tion. 



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William Desmond 



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A Sparkling New 
Star in a Play 
Mountain 



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September 

16th 



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Colors" 

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A Yala athleta turat 

•oclaty ddteotiva and 

with daradevil ttuats 

capturM a thief. 

a brida and 

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The National Verdict Is: 

Goldwyn Made Good 

NO LONGER an organization of promises, and at last A COMPANY 
OF DEFINITE ACHIEVEMENT, Goldwyn Pictures Corporation 
takes pleasure in quoting, for the benefit of the trade and all lov- 
ers of good pictures, the important motion picture and amusement 
journals, the critics of the great daily newspapers and powerful ex- 
hibitors in several sections of the country about the first Goldwyn 
production, "POLLY OF THE CIRCUS/* 




FROM AMERICA'S GREAT DAILY PAPERS: 



NEW YORK TRIBUNE: There Is only one criticiun of "Polly 
of the Circus.'* It Is going to make us all dreadfully dlssatlafled 
with the usual photoplay. Goldwyn's first produetlon Is a pic- 
ture of wonderful charm and power. 

NEW YORK SUN : •*PoUy of the Circus** is a good augury tlial 
the name of Goldwyn shall not periah from the earth. 

NEW YORK WORLD: This first Goldwyn production Is a rare 
combination of pictorial and ston-telling eff9ctlTen<ws. 

NEW YORK EVE. SUN : This first Goldwyn picture gives prom- 
ise of many good things to come. 

NEW YORK EVE. TELEGRAM: The artistic merit of ••Polly of 
the Circus** is beyond question. 

NEW YORK EVE. POST: This first Goldwyn picture should 
appeal to all who appreciate wholesome entertainment. 

PHILADELPHIA PRESS: Goldwyn*s first production Is a tri- 
umph of the screen. ... A continuous series of thrills. 

PHILADELPHIA NORTH AMERICAN: Goldwyn has arrived in 
more senses than one. **PDlly of the Circus" has a strong claim 
on the **ideal picture** distinction. 

CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER: Goldwyn's great first release, 
**Polly of the Circus,'* is a picture you will see twice. It is an 
unusual play and presents Mae Marsh in a role that fits her 
like a glove. 

CHICAGO EVE. POST: The whole production is a work of art, 
not merely a vehicle for the exploitation of a star. 



NEW YORK AMERICAN: ••Polly of the Circus** is a triumph 
for Goldwyn, for Margaret Mayo and lovely Mae Marsh. 

NEW YORK HERALD: Here is a production of the highest 
order, and the work of Mae Marsh reveals aH of her appealing 
powers. 

NEW YORK TIMES: •'Polly of the Circus** to a slncore effort 
to improve the motion picture art. 

NEW YORK GLOBE: •'Poll;' of the Circus** is leagues ahead 
of the average pJetnre. Mae Marsh possesses all of her old- 
time appeaL 

NEW YORK EVE. MAIL: You will thriU with every tenth or 
twelfth run at the camera crank. 

NEW YORK EVE. WORLD: As a Goldwyn picture, "Polly of 
the Circus** to even greater than it was as a great stage success. 

PHILADELPHIA PUBUC LEDGER: ••Polly'* is something of 
real and unusual beauty. It to a memonable production. 

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRBR: -Polly of the Circus** reaches the 
highest pointo strived for by previous producers. 

PHILADELPHIA EVE. LEDGER: ••Polly of the Circus" to a 

I;em of cinema art. Progress to wrttten over the whole film, 
t has a refinement of handling almost new to motion pictures. 

CLEVELAND LEADER: The lighting and effecto and thrilto in 
••Polly of the Circus" must have given the petmle who achieved 
them supreme satisfaction as artistic work most creditably done. 
. . . Goldwyn seU a high standard for itself. 

MINNEAPOUS JOURNAL: Here is a magnificent production 
that will pack to capad^ the motion picture theatres of the 
world. 



THE MOTION PICTURE TRADE PRESS: 



MOVING PICTURE WORLD: In ''Polly of the Circus" we have 
a great picture. It grips and deeply stirs. . . . Mae Marsh 
shines her brightest . . . •'Polly of the Qrcus" will go 
strong in any house. 

NEW YORK MORN. TELEGRAPH: Goldwyn's first production 
is an artistic triumph. "Polly of the Circus" seto a new stand- 
ard for artistry on the screen. 



MOTION PICTURE NEWS: Mae Marsh in "Polly of the Circus 
again demonstrates her right to be termed the best actress of 
the shadow stage. . . . Such realistic effecU as the picture 
brings forth have never l>een par